kidnapping definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of kidnap.
  • noun:
    • The crime of using someone against their might, occasionally for ransom.
    • the unlawful act of capturing and holding away someone against their might and keeping all of them in false imprisonment.
    • The work of taking, abducting, or carrying down a person being forcibly.
    • (law) the unlawful work of capturing and carrying away people against their will and holding all of them in untrue imprisonment

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