What does kidnapping mean?

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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.

How to pronounce kidnapping?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say kidnapping in sign language?

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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

Examples of kidnapping in a Sentence

  1. Stephanie Baric:

    Typically seen in the form of physical or emotional abuse, rape or kidnapping, honor violence also includes harmful practices such as female genital mutilation( FGM) and forced marriage. In extreme cases, murder, in sharp contrast with domestic violence, families and communities often condone honor violence, which makes Honor Violence more difficult to identify and stop.

  2. Officer Mark Herring:

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

  3. Arturo Avila:

    One of the crimes that hurts us most is kidnapping, that's what we're afraid of.

  4. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh:

    By kidnapping passengers, The Taliban are trying to provoke people against the government, showing that it can't provide security.

  5. Kunal Cheema:

    To prevent the infringement of the fundamental right to life of millions of Indian children, who have become amenable to kidnapping or abandonment, a thorough impartial CBI probe is required.

Images & Illustrations of kidnapping

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