What does kidnapping mean?

Definitions for kidnapping

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kidnapping, snatch(noun)

    (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

Wiktionary

  1. kidnapping(Noun)

    The crime of taking a person against their will, sometimes for ransom.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kidnapping

    of Kidnap

Freebase

  1. Kidnapping

    In criminal law, kidnapping is the taking away or transportation of a person against that person's will, usually to hold the person in false imprisonment, a confinement without legal authority. This may be done for ransom or in furtherance of another crime, or in connection with a child custody dispute. When it is done with legal authority, it is often called arrest or imprisonment. In some countries such as the United States a large number of child abductions arise after separation or divorce when one parent wishes to keep a child against the will of the other or against a court order. In these cases, some jurisdictions do not consider it kidnapping if the child, being competent, agrees.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kidnapping in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kidnapping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek:

    We are examining the possibility that a kidnapping has taken place.

  2. Dave Coleman:

    Her brother had testified in a drive-by shooting approximately 10 days before her kidnapping.

  3. Phyllis Sortor:

    The general concept here is that Americans have money, so they thought that by kidnapping Phyllis Sortor, they can get money. - Mark Schroeder, Stratfor Analyst.

  4. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi:

    The general concept here is that Americans have money. So they thought that by kidnapping her, they can get money, we don't think it's a good idea for the family to negotiate with the abductors on the ransom because we are sure we will find her.

  5. Josefina Vidal:

    We've reminded the U.S. government that in its country they've given shelter to dozens and dozens of Cuban citizens, some of them accused of horrible crimes, some accused of terrorism, murder and kidnapping, and in every case the U.S. government has decided to welcome them.

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