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Abduction vs. Kidnap — What's the Difference?

Abduction vs. Kidnap — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Abduction and Kidnap

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Abduction

To carry off by force; kidnap.
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Kidnap

To abduct or confine (a person) forcibly, by threat of force, or by deceit, without the authority of law.
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Abduction

(Physiology) To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.
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Kidnap

(transitive) To seize or detain a person unlawfully and move or conceal them; sometimes for ransom.
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Abduction

Leading away; a carrying away.
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Kidnap

The crime, or an instance, of kidnapping.
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Abduction

(anatomy) 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.
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Kidnap

To take (any one) by force or fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place.
You may reason or expostulate with the parents, but never attempt to kidnap their children, and to make proselytes of them.
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Abduction

(logic) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major premise is evident, but the minor is only probable.
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Kidnap

Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom;
The industrialist's son was kidnapped
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Abduction

(legal) The wrongful, and usually forcible, carrying off of a human being.
The abduction of a child
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Abduction

The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.
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Abduction

The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
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Abduction

The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress.
Jun 16, 2022

Abduction

A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.
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Abduction

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
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Abduction

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