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English Dictionary: kidnapping by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
    Synonym(s): kidnapping, snatch
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Kidnap \Kid"nap`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kidnaped}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.
               You may reason or expostulate with the parents, but
               never attempt to kidnap their children, and to make
               proselytes of them.                                 --Whately.
      Note: Originally used only of stealing children, but now
               extended in application to any human being,
               involuntarily abducted.
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