kidnapping : Definition, Usages, News and More

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kidna ping

  • n  (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
  • v  take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

  • PTI's list of the most notorious crimes of the past century, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Lindbergh kidnapping.
  • But while it may seem like we are in the midst of a kidnapping epidemic, the truth is much less scary.
  • He was probably referring to a series of calls made after the kidnapping from a suspect's cell phone to Indian politicians--calls security experts speculate the kidnappers made to .
News & Articles


  • Hoshyar Zebari in Reuters South Africa
    It may be the Mehdi Army because the location of the (kidnapping) is in their theatre of operations,said Zebari. "Their safety is our top priority ...... I don't think they will (kill) them. They are using them for bargaining, but they...
  • Terry Anderson in Leading The Charge
    I can't say I'm either surprised or sad (by his death). He was not a good man - certainly, the primary actor in my kidnapping and many others,Anderson told the AP on Wednesday. "To hear that his career has finally ended is a good thing,...
  • Jose Tabata in ESPN
    I was shocked to be told that my wife was arrested for kidnapping,Tabata said in a statement issued by the team. "I am hurt, frustrated and confused by her actions. I have and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement officials in...

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