Examples of abduction in a Sentence
discredited reports of abductions by aliens
Recent Examples of abduction from the Web
South Florida media outlets reported last November on the abduction of Edwards' son, Xzavius Edwards III, by his non-custodial mother from an aunt’s house.
A few days after the abduction, Bennett-Jones started getting calls from a Somali man who spoke excellent English and claimed to be a negotiator for the kidnappers, whom the journalist by then believed to be members of al-Shabab.
A Blount County man is under arrest in the weekend abduction and shooting of a woman who escaped her captor and sought help at a Blountsville fast-food restaurant.
LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Tennessee are seeking a man in the abduction of four children and their mother who later were found safe.
LEXINGTON, Tenn. — Law enforcement officials in Tennessee are seeking a man in the abduction of four children and their mother who later were found safe.
Andressian was briefly held on charges of child endangerment and child abduction, then released because of insufficient evidence.
In the book, Hannah is 11 months old when she is taken at the supermarket while the show’s version of the abduction happens hours after Hannah’s birth at the hospital.
The files range from alien abductions and encounters to run-of-the-mill sightings of lights and saucers.
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Origin and Etymology of abduction
borrowed from Late Latin abdūctiōn-, abdūctiō “withdrawal, removal, allurement,” from Latin abdūcere “to lead away” + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at abduct
First Known Use: 1632
Legal Definition of abduction
1a : the action of abducting abduction of a robbery victim b : the tort or felony of abducting a person
2 : the unlawful carrying away of a wife or female child or ward for the purpose of marriage or sexual intercourse
Additional Notes on abduction
Sense 2 has its roots in common law. As statutorily defined, mainly in the nineteenth century, abduction was generally stated to include taking away or detention of a woman under a certain age, usually 16 or 18, with or without her consent or knowledge of her age.
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