Definitions for ravishment
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to transport with strong emotion, esp. joy.
to rape; violate.
to seize and carry off by force.
to rob; plunder.
Origin of ravish:
1250–1300; ME < MF raviss-, long s. of ravir to seize
a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
rape, violation, assault, ravishment(noun)
the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
seizure by force
the act of carrying away by force or against consent; abduction; as, the ravishment of children from their parents, of a ward from his guardian, or of a wife from her husband
the state of being ravished; rapture; transport of delight; ecstasy
the act of ravishing a woman; rape
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