captivity

captivity (n.) late 14c., from L. captivitatem (nom. captivitas), from captivus (see CAPTIVE (Cf. captive)). An Old English cognate word for it was gehæftnes (see HAFT (Cf. haft)).

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  • Captivity — may refer to: *Imprisonment or hostage, the state of being confined to a space from which it is difficult or impossible to escape *the same used in a figurative sense, like for example female captivity, as allegorically portrayed in The Gilded… …   Wikipedia

  • Captivity — est un film américano russe réalisé par Roland Joffé, sorti en 2007. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Autour du film …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Captivity — Cap*tiv i*ty, n. [L. captivitas: cf. F. captivit[ e].] 1. The state of being a captive or a prisoner. [1913 Webster] More celebrated in his captivity that in his greatest triumphs. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A state of being under control;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • captivity — I noun bondage, captivitas, commitment, committal, confinement, constraint, custody, detention, durance, duress, enslavement, entombment, immuration, immurement, impoundment, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, jail, prison, quarantine,… …   Law dictionary

  • captivity — [n] physical detention by force bondage, committal, confinement, constraint, custody, durance, duress, enslavement, enthrallment, entombment, impoundment, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, jail, limbo, restraint, serfdom, servitude,… …   New thesaurus

  • captivity — [kap tiv′i tē] n. pl. captivities the condition or time of being captive; imprisonment; bondage …   English World dictionary

  • captivity — noun VERB + CAPTIVITY ▪ escape, escape from PREPOSITION ▪ during (sb s) captivity ▪ She was tortured many times during her captivity. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Captivity — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Captivity Produktionsland Vereinigte Staaten Russland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • captivity — cap|tiv|i|ty [ kæp tıvəti ] noun uncount a situation in which a person is being kept as a prisoner: The girls should be released from captivity immediately. in captivity: At least a quarter of the prisoners died in captivity. a. a situation in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • captivity — UK [kæpˈtɪvətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a situation in which a person is being kept as a prisoner The girls should be released from captivity immediately. in captivity: At least a quarter of the prisoners died in captivity. 2) a situation in… …   English dictionary

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