What is captivity?

  • (noun): The state of being imprisoned.
    Example: "He was held in captivity until he died"
    Synonyms: imprisonment, incarceration, immurement
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on captivity:

Succat - Life - Folk Piety
... During his time in captivity Saint Patrick became fluent in the Irish language and culture ... After six years Saint Patrick escaped captivity after hearing a voice urging him to travel to a distant port where a ship would be waiting to take him back to England ... Patrick was captured again and spent 60 days in captivity in Tours, France ...
Arthur W. Wermuth - World War II - Captivity
... Wermuth's injuries forced him to remain in a Japanese hospital until May 25, 1942 when he was transported to New Bilibid Prison ... His injuries spared him from the Bataan Death March ...
List Of Captive Orcas - Individual Orcas - Corky
... Corky became the first orca to become pregnant and give birth in captivity. 28, 1977, the first calf to be born alive in captivity was born at Marineland to Corky and Orky ... She has lived in captivity for more than 40 years, the longest period of captivity of any orca ...
Captivity - Films
... film starring Bárbara Lombardo Captive (2012 film), a 2012 French film Captivity (film), a 2007 thriller film directed by Roland Joffe and starring Elisha Cuthbert ...
Luzon Hornbill - In Captivity
... This species is kept in captivity ... There has been some problems with all the tarictic hornbills in captivity because all species used to be considered conspecific ...

More definitions of "captivity":

  • (noun): The state of being a slave.
    Example: "So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare
    Synonyms: enslavement

Famous quotes containing the word captivity:

    Had it pleased heaven
    To try me with affliction, had they rained
    All kind of sores and shames on my bare head,
    Steeped me in poverty to the very lips,
    Given to captivity me and my utmost hopes,
    I should have found in some place of my soul
    A drop of patience.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)