CAPTIVITY

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n. a state of being confined or detained without one's consent. In the human condition, it can worsen into imprisonment, incarceration, and enslavement. It mimics the state in which an animal is housed apart from its natural environment and subjected to unnatural living conditions.

CAPTIVITY: "Most naturalists and environmentalists are totally against the idea of holding an animal in captivity."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CAPTIVITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/captivity/ (accessed June 26, 2022).

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