Captivity Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Captivity

A confinement in a place, especially a prison.
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The state of being subjected.
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The state of being enslaved or the practice of slavery.
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The act of confining or the state of being confined
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One who is enslaved or under mind control.
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(Law) An easement.
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The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress.
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(Uncountable) The act of detaining or the state of being detained.
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The definition of an interment is a burial.
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(Place, proper) In some Christian theologies, the eternal abode or state, neither heaven nor hell, of the souls of infants or others dying in original sin but free of grievous personal sin, or, before the coming of Christ, the temporary abode or state of all holy souls after death
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The act of entrusting:
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The right of having one's children in one's immediate care, awarded under various arrangements to one or both of the parents by a court as a result of a divorce or separation
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The condition of being a thrall; servitude; slavery
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The act of enslaving or the state of being a slave; bondage
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Durance vile is defined as a very long prison sentence.
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The service, homage, and fealty required of a vassal.
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Capital punishment by entombing for life.
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The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
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The condition of being taken into police or judicial custody, pending further proceedings.
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The state of being a serf.
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Confinement or restraint by force; imprisonment.
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Antonyms for Captivity

The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
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Freedom or release from slavery, imprisonment, captivity, or any other form of arbitrary control
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(Archaic) Sufficient income for comfortable self-support; a competence.
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The act of setting free from the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence
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Words Related to Captivity

(Uncountable) Confinement in a jail.
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A penitentiary; a prison.
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Control of emotions, impulses, etc.; reserve; constraint
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The condition in which one person is owned as property by another and is under the owner's control, especially in involuntary servitude.
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