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Captivity, 1) state of being a prisoner: H6B II, 2, 42. H6C IV, 5, 13. Mcb. I, 2, 5.
2) state of being vanquished, defeat: “triumphant death, smeared with c., young Talbot's valour makes me smile at thee,” H6A IV, 7, 3.*
3) servitude, slavery: “so every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his c.” Caes. I, 3, 102. “had they . . . given to c. me and my utmost hopes,” Oth. IV, 2, 51.
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