abduction


ab·duc·tion

noun \ab-ˈdək-shən, əb-\

Definition of ABDUCTION

1
:  the action of abducting :  the condition of being abducted
2
:  the unlawful carrying away of a woman for marriage or intercourse

Examples of ABDUCTION

  1. <discredited reports of abductions by aliens>

First Known Use of ABDUCTION

1666

Related to ABDUCTION

Synonyms
hijacking (also highjacking), kidnapping (also kidnaping), rape, snatch [slang]

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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