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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of stealing, abducting, or carrying off a human being forcibly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of kidnap.
  • noun law The crime of taking a person against their will, sometimes for ransom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

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