Associations to the word «Abduction»


ABDUCTION, noun. Leading away; a carrying away. [Early 17th century.]
ABDUCTION, noun. (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.]
ABDUCTION, noun. (logic) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major premise is evident, but the minor is only probable. [Late 17th century.]
ABDUCTION, noun. The wrongful, and usually forcible, carrying off of a human being. [Mid 18th century.]

Dictionary definition

ABDUCTION, noun. 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.
ABDUCTION, noun. (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body.

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