"Abduction" may refer to:
Abduction of a person or people
Kidnapping, as a near synonym in criminal law, but sometimes used particularly in cases involving a woman or child
Child abduction, the abduction or kidnapping of a young child (or baby) by an older person
North Korean abductions of Japaneseor North Korean abductions of South Koreans, a policy of abduction during the 1970s and 1980s pursued by the North Korean government.
Abduction phenomenon("alien abduction"), an umbrella term used to describe a number of hypotheses, claims or assertions stating that extraterrestrial creatures kidnap individuals.
* Abduction (physiology), a type of movement involving a change in organ or limb position
Abductive reasoning, a method of reasoning in logic
Abducted (album), an album by death metal band Hypocrisy
Abduction (novel), a 2000 novel by novelist Robin Cook
Abduction (novel), a 2002 short story by Shelagh Delaney
* , a 2005 American documentary film
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Abduction — • May be considered as a public crime and a matrimonial diriment impediment Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Abduction Abduction … Catholic encyclopedia
abduction — [ abdyksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1541; lat. abductio ♦ Physiol. Mouvement qui écarte un membre ou une partie quelconque du plan médian du corps. ⊗ CONTR. Adduction. ● abduction nom féminin (latin abductio, action d enlever, de séparer) Mouvement qui… … Encyclopédie Universelle
ABDUCTION — (or Manstealing; Heb. גְּנֵבַת נֶפֶשׁ, genevat nefesh), stealing of a human being for capital gain. According to the Bible, abduction is a capital offense. He who kidnaps a man – whether he has sold him or is still holding him – shall be put to… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
abduction — ab·duc·tion /ab dək shən, əb / n 1 a: the action of abducting abduction of a robbery victim b: the tort or felony of abducting a person 2: the unlawful carrying away of a wife or female child or ward for the purpose of marriage or sexual… … Law dictionary
Abduction — Título Sin salida (España) Identidad secreta (Argentina) Sin escape (México) Ficha técnica Dirección John Singleton Producción Doug Davison … Wikipedia Español
Abduction — Ab*duc tion, n. [L. abductio: cf. F. abduction.] 1. The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away. Roget. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol.) The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
abduction — (n.) 1620s, a leading away, from L. abductionem (nom. abductio), noun of action from pp. stem of abducere to lead away, take away (often by force), from ab away (see AB (Cf. ab )) + ducere to lead (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)). The illegal activity… … Etymology dictionary
abduction — (18c) is the forcible leading away of a minor (with or without the minor s consent) for marriage or seduction or the breaking of a legal custodial arrangement for the children of divorced parents. Although there is some overlap in meaning with… … Modern English usage
abduction — [n] taking away by force appropriation, kidnapping, rape, seizure, theft; concepts 90,139 … New thesaurus
abduction — [ab duk′shən, əbduk′shən] n. [LL abductio: see ABDUCT] 1. an abducting or being abducted 2. Law the carrying off of a person by force or fraud; esp., the kidnapping of a woman for marriage, prostitution, etc. 3. Physiol. a) an abducting of a part … English World dictionary