captivity

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Etymology[edit]

Form of captive, from the Middle English captive, from the Latin captivus. Entered into the English lexicon around 14c.

Noun[edit]

captivity (plural captivities)

  1. The state of being captive.
  2. (obsolete) A group of people/beings captive.
  3. The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.

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