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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

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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.


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