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abduct

Legal Definition of abduct

Carry off or kidnap illegally. (see also kidnap)

Definition of abduct

Etymology

    From Latin abductus, perfect passive participle of abdūcō ("take away; seduce").

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ębˈdʌkt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌkt

Verb

to abduct (third-person singular simple present abducts, present participle abducting, simple past and past participle abducted)

  1. (transitive) To take away secretly by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap.
  2. (transitive, anatomy) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position.

Synonyms

  1. kidnap
  2. seize

Derived terms

  • abductee
  • abductive

Related terms

  • abduce
  • abducens
  • abducent
  • abduction
  • abductor

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

Translation of abduct in Malay

  1. culik



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