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EtymologyEdit

Middle English captivite, from Latin captīvitās; synchronically analyzable as captive +‎ -ity. Entered into the English lexicon around the 14th century.

NounEdit

captivity (countable and uncountable, 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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