Ravishment

Definition of Ravishment

Rav´ish`ment   Pronunciation: ~ment
n.1.
1.The act of carrying away by force or against consent; abduction; as, the ravishment of children from their parents, of a ward from his guardian, or of a wife from her husband.
2.The state of being ravished; rapture; transport of delight; ecstasy.
In whose sight all things joy, with ravishment
Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze.
- Milton.
3.The act of ravishing a woman; rape.

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