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Abduction

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abduction \Ab*duc"tion\, noun [L. abductio: cf. F. abduction.]

1. The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away. --Roget.

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

abduction

noun

1: 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

2: (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body


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