Abduction meaning

abduk′shən, əbduk′shən
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The definition of abduction is the act or process of illegally taking away a person by using force or coercion.

An example of abduction is a criminal driving away with a rich person's child tied up in the back seat.

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(physiology) The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; the movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body. [Mid 17th century.]
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(logic) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major premise is evident, but the minor is only probable. [Late 17th century.]
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An abducting or being abducted.
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The carrying off of a person by force or fraud; esp., the kidnapping of a woman for marriage, prostitution, etc.
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The wrongful, and usually forcible, carrying off of a human being. [Mid 18th century.]

The abduction of a child.

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Leading away; a carrying away. [Early 17th century.]
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Origin of abduction

  • (physiology): From French, from Latin abductus.

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  • Compare French abduction.

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