Ravishment Rav"ish*ment (-ment), n. [F. ravissement. See {Ravish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of carrying away by force or against consent; abduction; as, the ravishment of children from their parents, of a ward from his guardian, or of a wife from her husband. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being ravished; rapture; transport of delight; ecstasy. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

In whose sight all things joy, with ravishment Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of ravishing a woman; rape. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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