Define: Abduction

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Definition: Abduction

Quick Summary of Abduction

Abduction is the crime of leading away a person by force or by a wrongful means of persuasion. Abduction is similar to the crime of Kidnapping, without the necessary element of the taking of a person against their will across a state line boundary.

What is the dictionary definition of Abduction?

Dictionary Definition

  1. Leading away; a carrying away.
  2. 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.
  3. logic A syllogism or form of argument in which the major premise is evident, but the minor is only probable.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Abduction are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 18th March, 2020