1. [ noun ] the state of being imprisoned
Synonyms: incarceration immurement imprisonment

"he was held in captivity until he died" "the imprisonment of captured soldiers" "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail" "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"

Related terms: confinement durance internment life_imprisonment imprison
2. [ noun ] the state of being a slave
Synonyms: enslavement

"So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare

Related terms: subjugation bondage peonage
Similar spelling:   captive