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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In civil and Scots law, the crime of stealing men, women, or children, formerly punishable with death.

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

  • noun (Civil Law) Manstealing; kidnaping.

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  • noun obsolete, law kidnapping, especially of a child

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