Abduction

Noun

  • Leading away; a carrying away. [Early 17th century.]
  • The wrongful, and usually forcible, carrying off of a human being. [Mid 18th century.]

    "the abduction of a child"

  • (logic) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major premise is evident, but the minor is only probable. [Late 17th century.]
  • (physiology) The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; the movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body. [Mid 17th century.]

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