Synonyms for abduction

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-duhk-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈdʌk ʃən

Définition of abduction

Origin :
  • 1620s, "a leading away," from Latin abductionem (nominative abductio), noun of action from past participle stem of abducere "to lead away, take away" (often by force), from ab- "away" (see ab-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). The illegal activity so called from 1768; before that the word also was a term in surgery and logic. In the Mercian hymns, Latin abductione is glossed by Old English wiðlaednisse.
  • noun taking away by force
Example sentences :
  • It was more like abduction complicated with assault and battery.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And were you a party to the abduction of this innocent creature?
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • No Venusian had ever been in those rooms before the abduction.
  • Extract from : « The Bluff of the Hawk » by Anthony Gilmore
  • It should be the same in cases of abduction of female minors.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • Go back to school, Sir John, to learn that abduction is not piracy.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Have you heard nothing of the abduction of the only son of the Duke of Holdernesse?
  • Extract from : « The Return of Sherlock Holmes » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • At the door of the New Inns, Mr. Spencer was laying forth a theory of abduction.
  • Extract from : « Gilian The Dreamer » by Neil Munro
  • It was I who planned your abduction and got him to execute it.
  • Extract from : « The Winged Men of Orcon » by David R. Sparks
  • All doubt was removed as to the abduction of Fred Greenwood.
  • Extract from : « Two Boys in Wyoming » by Edward S. Ellis
  • The abduction of Miss Cresswell is merely a means to an end.
  • Extract from : « The Green Rust » by Edgar Wallace

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