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(law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
The crime of taking a person against their will, sometimes for ransom.
In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful confinement of a person against their will, often including transportation/asportation. The asportation and abduction element is typically but not necessarily conducted by means of force or fear: the perpetrator may use a weapon to force the victim into a vehicle, but it is still kidnapping if the victim is enticed to enter the vehicle willingly (e.g. in the belief that it is a taxicab). Kidnapping may be done to demand for ransom in exchange for releasing the victim, or for other illegal purposes. Kidnapping can be accompanied by bodily injury which elevates the crime to aggravated kidnapping.Kidnapping of a child is known as child abduction, which is a separate legal category.
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.
The numerical value of kidnapping in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of kidnapping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of kidnapping in a Sentence
Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek:
We are working with kidnapping as one of the possibilities, we don't have any information about the location of these citizens at the moment, nobody has contacted us regarding this.
Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek:
We are examining the possibility that a kidnapping has taken place.
We are as much at sea as most of you are as to what is actually going on, all we know is that our client has no responsibility for this kidnapping.
They saw what happened with Boko Haram and the Chibok girls and bandits have adopted the same strategy, it is difficult for them to stop kidnapping... they have discovered that it is a gold mine.
Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni:
It's very difficult after just a few hours to understand the nature of this kidnapping, who is responsible for it.
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- segrestCatalan, Valencian
- Menschenraub, Kinderraub, EntführungGerman
- sieppaus, ihmisryöstö, kidnappausFinnish
- kidnapping, enlèvementFrench
- sequestro, rapimentoItalian
- 誘拐, 拉致Japanese
- 납치, 拉致Korean
- kidnappingNorwegian Nynorsk
- sequestro, raptoPortuguese
- киднэппинг, похищениеRussian
- adam kaçırmaTurkish
- bắt cócVietnamese
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