What does the word captivity mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Imprisonment; bondage; thraldom.

Usage examples for captivity

  1. Her brave initiative allowed several French soldiers to escape from captivity. – Fighting France by Stephane Lauzanne
  2. For I will turn to their captivity, and have mercy upon them. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  3. So the first day of his captivity began. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer