Abduction Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Abduction, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Abduction?

n. the carrying away of any person by luring, by force or by fraud. This is a misdemeanor punishable by indictment. A near synonym in criminal law is kidnapping but it is restrictive in its meaning as it refers to abduction by force or the threat of force.