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Correct spelling:
the state of being a slave; " So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"-- Shakespeare


enslavement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration.
bondage, committal, constraint, custody, detention, durance, duress, entombment, impoundment, interment, limbo, pen, restraint, serfdom, servitude, slavery, subjection, thralldom, durance vile, the guardhouse.
physical detention by force
bondage, committal, confinement, constraint, custody, durance, duress, enslavement, enthrallment, entombment, impoundment, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, jail, limbo, restraint, serfdom, servitude, slavery, subjection, thralldom, vassalage.
punishment device
ax, birch rod, block, cane, cowhide, electric chair, gallows, gas chamber, gibbet, guillotine, iron, jail, lash, maiden, noose, pillory, prison, rack, rawhide, rod, rope, scaffold, solitary confinement, stake, stocks, strap, switch, thong, thumbscrew, torture chamber, truncheon, whip, whipping post, bull whip.
pinion, restraint, straitjacket, pinions, straitjackets.
alienation, aloneness, aloofness, anonymity, apartheid, banishment, confinement, deportation, detachment, disbarment, ejection, elimination, eradication, exclusion, excommunication, exile, expatriation, extirpation, extradition, isolation, loneliness, misanthropy, ostracism, rejection, removal, seclusion, segregation, separation, solitude, standoffishness, xenophobia, Reclusion.
captivity, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration.
taking into custody
Examples of usage:
  1. I remember you- in the days of my captivity." – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. Abramovitch, her husband, a tall, fine- looking man of Jewish type, was only thirty- two years old, but his life since the age of twenty- one had been passed in captivity either in Russian prisons or as an exile in Siberia. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  3. It was connected with the land by a low causeway, not unlike that by which the Castle of the Egg is now approached; and it was a place of peculiar interest and sanctity, apart from its conspicuous and beautiful position, because from the days of its first foundation it had claimed a special power of protection over those who were tormented by the fear of shipwreck or captivity, both common cases in the lives of the dwellers on a shore haunted by pirates and often vexed by storms. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  4. He too has been a captive, and the willing agent of his own captivity. – Phaedo The Last Hours Of Socrates by Plato
  5. Elsewhere he dates from Jehoiachin's captivity. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows