ab·duct /ab-'dəkt, əb-/ vt: to carry or lead (a person) away by threat or use of force or often by fraud; also: to restrain or conceal (a person) for the purpose of preventing escape or rescue see also kidnappingab·duc·tor /-'dək-tər/ n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
carry away, convey away, decamp, denude, deprive, ensnare, impress, kidnap, pirate, purloin, ravish, shanghai, spirit away, subjugate, take away, take by force, take surreptitiously
associated concepts: kidnapping
- A piratis aut latronibus capti liberi permanent. — Persons taken by pirates or robbers remain free.II index carry away, hijack, kidnap
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To take or carry away a person illegally by force or persuasion.(2) To take away or detain unlawfully a female, intending to force her into marriage, concubinage, or prostitution.(3) For a woman to entice a husband to abandon his wife for her.n.abduction See also kidnap, alienation of affections
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
v.1 To carry or lead a person away from where he wants to be or wants to go by use of force, threats, or deception.2 To restrain or conceal a person in order to prevent his escape or rescue.See also kidnapping.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.