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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kidnapping, snatchnoun

    (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

Wiktionary

  1. kidnappingnoun

    The crime of taking a person against their will, sometimes for ransom.

Wikipedia

  1. Kidnapping

    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.

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  1. kidnapping

    Kidnapping is the unlawful act of forcibly or secretly capturing, confining, transporting or detaining a person against their will, often with the intention of obtaining a ransom, exerting influence for political, personal or financial gain, or for other illicit purposes. This is considered a serious criminal offense that is punishable by law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kidnapping

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Wikidata

  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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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. Richard Lawhead:

    Cal State San Bernardino had a couple incidents recently, including an attempted kidnapping.

  2. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi:

    The general concept here is that Americans have money. So they thought that by kidnapping her, they can get money, we don't think it's a good idea for the family to negotiate with the abductors on the ransom because we are sure we will find her.

  3. Jimmy Fennell:

    In 2008, Fennell pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping and improper sexual activity with a person in custody while he was an officer in Georgetown, Texas, after a woman he detained, when responding to a domestic dispute call, accused him of rape. He was sentenced to 10 years.A former inmate who served time with Fennell said in an affidavit filed this month that Fennell confessed to the killing of Stites.

  4. The BDU:

    Vitaly Shishov was under surveillance. There were appropriate notifications to the police about the facts. Also we were repeatedly warned by local sources and by our own people in Belarus about all kinds of provocations up to kidnapping and liquidation, vitaly Shishov treated these warnings with stoicism and humor, stating that at least in this way, it would be possible for BDU to get out of the info vacuum.

  5. 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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