Abduction

Definition of Abduction

Ab`duc´tion
n.1.The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.
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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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
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