Kidnapping
Kidnap Kid"nap` (k[i^]d"n[a^]p`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kidnaped} (k[i^]d"n[a^]pt`) or {Kidnapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kidnaping} or {Kidnapping}.] [Kid a child + Prov. E. nap to seize, to grasp. Cf. {Knab}, {Knap}, {Nab}.] To take (any one) by force or fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]

You may reason or expostulate with the parents, but never attempt to kidnap their children, and to make proselytes of them. --Whately. [1913 Webster]

Note: Originally used only of stealing children, but now extended in application to any human being, involuntarily abducted.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • kidnapping — [ kidnapiŋ ] n. m. • 1935; mot angl. , de to kidnap → kidnapper ♦ Anglic. Enlèvement (d une personne) en vue d obtenir une rançon. ⇒ rapt. Francisation KIDNAPPAGE n. m. ● kidnapping nom masculin (anglais kidna …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kidnapping — kid·nap·ping or kid·nap·ing n: an act or instance or the crime of seizing, confining, inveigling, abducting, or carrying away a person by force or fraud often with a demand for ransom or in furtherance of another crime Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • kidnapping — KIDNÁPPING s.n. (Rar) Răpire de persoane, făcută pentru a şantaja sau pentru a teroriza. – Din engl. kidnapping. Trimis de catalin caba, 15.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  KIDNÁPPING s.n. (Americanism) Rapt, răpire de copii, făcută cu scopul de a… …   Dicționar Român

  • kidnapping — n. the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kidnapping — /kidˈnappin(g), ingl. ˈkɪdˌnæpɪŋ/ [vc. ingl., da to kidnap «rapire un bambino»] s. m. inv. rapimento, sequestro di bambino …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • kidnapping — see abduction …   Modern English usage

  • Kidnapping — In criminal law, kidnapping is the taking away or asportation of a person against the person s will, usually to hold the person in false imprisonment, a confinement without legal authority. This is often done for ransom or in furtherance of… …   Wikipedia

  • kidnapping — At common law, the forcible abduction or stealing and carrying away of a person from own country to another. 4 Bl.Comm. 219. Collier v. Vaccaro, C.C.A.Md., 51 F.2d 17, 19; State v. Berry, 200 Wash. 495, 93 P.2d 782, 787, 792. The unlawful seizure …   Black's law dictionary

  • kidnapping — At common law, the forcible abduction or stealing and carrying away of a person from own country to another. 4 Bl.Comm. 219. Collier v. Vaccaro, C.C.A.Md., 51 F.2d 17, 19; State v. Berry, 200 Wash. 495, 93 P.2d 782, 787, 792. The unlawful seizure …   Black's law dictionary

  • kidnapping — Crime of seizing, confining, abducting, or carrying away a person by force or fraud, often to subject him or her to involuntary servitude, in an attempt to demand a ransom, or in furtherance of another crime. Most countries consider it a grave… …   Universalium

  • Kidnapping — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Un enlèvement ou rapt ou kidnapping est l action qui consiste à s emparer de quelqu un ou à le détenir, contre sa volonté, généralement par la force.… …   Wikipédia en Français

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