from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of kidnap.
- n. The crime of taking a person against their will, sometimes for ransom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of stealing, abducting, or carrying off a human being forcibly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
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Richard Barnes says a thought of a kidnapping is a bunch of foolishness.
Another abandoned his presidency as rebels closed in, flown away in an American jet in what he described as a kidnapping.
A trial witness has denied defence allegations that what he described as his kidnapping and night-long bashing was actually his own robbery attempt gone wrong.
The mystery of the kidnapping is played out well and without words.
Then the police are sure to tell daddy that the kidnapping is for real.
In 2005, police accused Dr. Renato Brun Del Re, 53, of kidnapping and forcible confinement after he was allegedly involved in kidnapping his daughter in an attempt to deprogram her from what he said at the time was a cult.
According to sources, Smart will testify that Mitchell was motivated primarily by sex and not religion in kidnapping her, and that his behavior was inconsistent with that of a 'prophet,' which he proclaimed himself to be.
It was UN officials who cooperated with Hizbollah in kidnapping three Israeli soldiers on the Lebanon border by refusing to let Israel view UN films of the kidnapping, which occurred as UN observers stood by and observed.
But kidnapping is already illegal in Arizona, so the purpose of that law must be to attack coyotes who are simply ferrying illegal immigrants in Arizona, and to criminalize charitable “underground railroads” that shelter the immigrants in the state.
The crux of an attempted kidnapping is that the person is separating you from the authorities and the crux of an unlawful arrest is that the person is presenting you to them.