See also 335. PUNISHMENT ; 371. SLAVERY .
- 1. Obsolete, the act of confining, as in a narrow space.
- 2. restriction of liberty.
- the process of confining with a buckle or padlock. See also 364. SEX .
- a secret place of imprisonment, usually with only one opening in the top, as found in some old castles.
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cap·tiv·i·ty / kapˈtivitē/ • n. (pl. -ties) the condition of being imprisoned or confined: he was released after 865 days in captivity the third month of their captivity. ∎ (the Captivity) short for Babylonian Captivity.
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