Definition of captivity in English:

captivity

Syllabification: cap·tiv·i·ty
Pronunciation: /kapˈtivitē
 
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noun (plural captivities)

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin captivitas, from captivus 'taken captive' (see captive).

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