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- 1. captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement, confinement
- usage: the state of being imprisoned; "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"
- 2. enslavement, captivity, subjugation, subjection
- usage: the state of being a slave; "So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare
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