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King James Dictionary
1. A prisoner taken by force or stratagem in war, by an enemy followed by to as a captive to the victor.
2. One who is charmed or subdued by beauty or excellence one whose affections are seized, or who is held by strong ties of love.
3. One who is ensnared by love or flattery, or by wiles. 2 Timothy 2:26 .
4. A slave. Anciently captives were enslaved by their conquerors. But in modern times, they are not made slaves in Christian countries and the word captive, in a literal sense, rarely signifies a slave.
CAPTIVE, To take prisoner to bring into subjection.
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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
Entry for 'Captive'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/c/captive.html.