abduction abduction  /æb ˈdək ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife
  2. (n) (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body

Usage(s):

  1. Simon accepted the Hills's abduction as fantasy.
  2. Burgos' abduction grabbed headlines in the Philippines in part because of his family's prominence during the Marcos era.
  3. While the abduction of foreigners is a new trend, criminal kidnappings of Afghans have been going on in the capital for several years.

News

  1. Escaping Abduction: Sending Kids a Message

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - As awareness of abduction cases rises, authorities are fielding more calls about suspicious activity. As this happens, they’re stressing the importance of keeping kids educated. The reality of losing a child to a stranger is enough to catch any parent's attention.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids

  2. Escapting Abduction: Sending Kids a Message

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - As awareness of abduction cases rises, authorities are fielding more calls about suspicious activity. As this happens, they’re stressing the importance of keeping kids educated. The reality of losing a child to a stranger is enough to catch any parent's attention.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids

  3. Mercer County man sentenced in slaying, abduction

    PRINCETON, W.Va. -- A Mercer County man convicted of killing his wife has been sentenced to life with mercy. Tracy Lee Atwell also received a one-to-five year sentence for the abduction of the couples 8-year-old daughter. Atwell had pleaded guilty May 23 t...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

Quotes

  1. The US had rebuffed Japanese demands to tie resolving the abductions to the nuclear deal, but on Thursday, Bush said the US would "never forget the abduction of Japanese citizens by the North Koreans."
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "As far as we know, the soldiers Regev and Goldwasser are not alive," Olmert said. "As far as we know, they were killed during the abduction or died of their wounds shortly afterward."
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Ha'aretz

  3. "Behind the political crisis and health emergency, there is a worsening human rights crisis in Zimbabwe, with the most recent development being this unprecedented spate of abduction of human rights defenders," said Irene Khan, secretary-general...
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Irene Khan Source: Human Rights Watch (Communiqué de presse)

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