Kidnapping Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Kidnapping?

It refers to forceful abduction of a human being with the intention to hold them for ransom, or seize them away for the motive of harrassment (physically or mentally or sexually), taking them hostage and various other motives. It is done by the way of taking the kidnapped person to a place where they are unlikely to be found and is unlikely to be released till abductors demands are satisfied.