Definitions for kidnapping

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word kidnapping

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


  1. kidnapping(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kidnapping

    of Kidnap


  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.


  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. Richard Lawhead:

    Cal State San Bernardino had a couple incidents recently, including an attempted kidnapping.

  3. Dave Coleman:

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

  4. Chinese Foreign Ministry:

    This is an uncivilized act of illegal kidnapping and a serious violation of basic human rights.

  5. Officer Mark Herring:

    We have no new leads but we are continuing to search for the suspect in the attempted kidnapping.

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