Definitions for abductionæbˈdʌk ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of abducting.
the state of being abducted.
the illegal carrying or enticing away of a person, esp. by interfering with a relationship, as the taking of a child from its parents.
Origin of abduction:
the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife
(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away; the movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being.
the abduction of a child
A syllogism or form of argument in which the major premise is evident, but the minor is only probable.
Origin: * First attested in 1626.
the act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away
the movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body
the wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress
a syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable
Translations for abduction
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to take (someone) away against his will usually by trickery or violence; to kidnap
The president has been abducted.
- raptoPortuguese (BR)
- die EntführungGerman
- bortførelse; kidnapningDanish
- rapto, secuestroSpanish
- آدم رباییFarsi
- brottnám, mannránIcelandic
- rapimento, sequestroItalian
- nolaupīšana; aizvešana (ar varu)Latvian
- uprowadzenie, porwaniePolish
- آدم رباییPersian
- د انسان تښتونهPashto
- увоз; похищениеRussian
- 綁架Chinese (Trad.)
- sự bắt cócVietnamese
- 劫绑，绑架Chinese (Simp.)
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