|1.||[ noun ] the state of being imprisoned|
|Synonyms:||incarceration immurement imprisonment|
"he was held in captivity until he died" "the imprisonment of captured soldiers" "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail" "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
|Related terms:||confinement durance internment life_imprisonment imprison|
|2.||[ noun ] the state of being a slave|
"So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare
|Related terms:||subjugation bondage peonage|