(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 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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are examining the possibility that a kidnapping has taken place.
Cal State San Bernardino had a couple incidents recently, including an attempted kidnapping.
Her brother had testified in a drive-by shooting approximately 10 days before her kidnapping.
This is an uncivilized act of illegal kidnapping and a serious violation of basic human rights.
We have no new leads but we are continuing to search for the suspect in the attempted kidnapping.
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Translations for kidnapping
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- segrestCatalan, Valencian
- Menschenraub, Entführung, KinderraubGerman
- ihmisryöstö, kidnappaus, sieppausFinnish
- kidnapping, enlèvementFrench
- sequestro, rapimentoItalian
- 誘拐, 拉致Japanese
- 拉致, 납치Korean
- kidnappingNorwegian Nynorsk
- sequestro, raptoPortuguese
- похищение, киднэппингRussian
- adam kaçırmaTurkish
- bắt cócVietnamese
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