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Abduction

Abduction Meaning & Definition
Abduction Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abduction?

[n] (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
[n] the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abduction:

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abduction: apprehension | arrest | arrestation | capture | catch | catching | collaring | coup | crimping | dragnet | forcible seizure | grab | grabbing | hold | impressment | kidnapping | nabbing | picking up | power grab | prehension | running in | seizure | seizure of power | shanghaiing | snatch | snatching | taking in | taking into custody

See Also | capture | motility | motion | move | movement | seizure

Abduction In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab*duc"tion\, n. [L. abductio: cf. F. abduction.] 1. The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away. --Roget. 2. (Physiol.) The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body. 3. (Law) The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress. 4. (Logic) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.

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