kidnapping
kid·nap·ping or kid·nap·ing n: an act or instance or the crime of seizing, confining, inveigling, abducting, or carrying away a person by force or fraud often with a demand for ransom or in furtherance of another crime

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

kidnapping
index abduction

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


kidnapping
an offence in English common law of taking a person away against his will by force or fraud. For Scotland, See plagium.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


kidnapping
Taking a person away by means of fear, force, or fraud. Kidnapping is a felony. It is also a federal crime, due to the assumption that the victim can be carried across state lines; this gives the FBI jurisdiction to pursue the alleged kidnapper.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


kidnapping
n. The felony of abducting an individual by force.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


kidnapping
The crime of unlawfully seizing and carrying away a person by force or fraud, or seizing and detaining a person against his or her will with an intent to carry that person away at a later time.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


kidnapping
The crime of unlawfully seizing and carrying away a person by force or fraud, or seizing and detaining a person against his or her will with an intent to carry that person away at a later time.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

kidnapping
   (also spelled kidnaping)
n.
   the taking of a person against his/her will (or from the control of a parent or guardian) from one place to another under circumstances in which the person so taken does not have freedom of movement, will, or decision through violence, force, threat or intimidation. Although it is not necessary that the purpose be criminal (since all kidnapping is a criminal felony) the capture usually involves some related criminal act such as holding the person for ransom, sexual and/or sadistic abuse, or rape. It includes taking due to irresistible impulse and a parent taking and hiding a child in violation of court order. An included crime is false imprisonment. Any harm to the victim coupled with kidnapping can raise the degree of felony for the injury and can result in a capital (death penalty) offense in some states, even though the victim survives. Originally it meant the stealing of children, since "kid" is child in Scandinavian languages, but now applies to adults as well.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • kidnapping — [ kidnapiŋ ] n. m. • 1935; mot angl. , de to kidnap → kidnapper ♦ Anglic. Enlèvement (d une personne) en vue d obtenir une rançon. ⇒ rapt. Francisation KIDNAPPAGE n. m. ● kidnapping nom masculin (anglais kidna …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kidnapping — KIDNÁPPING s.n. (Rar) Răpire de persoane, făcută pentru a şantaja sau pentru a teroriza. – Din engl. kidnapping. Trimis de catalin caba, 15.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  KIDNÁPPING s.n. (Americanism) Rapt, răpire de copii, făcută cu scopul de a… …   Dicționar Român

  • kidnapping — n. the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kidnapping — /kidˈnappin(g), ingl. ˈkɪdˌnæpɪŋ/ [vc. ingl., da to kidnap «rapire un bambino»] s. m. inv. rapimento, sequestro di bambino …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • kidnapping — see abduction …   Modern English usage

  • Kidnapping — In criminal law, kidnapping is the taking away or asportation of a person against the person s will, usually to hold the person in false imprisonment, a confinement without legal authority. This is often done for ransom or in furtherance of… …   Wikipedia

  • kidnapping — At common law, the forcible abduction or stealing and carrying away of a person from own country to another. 4 Bl.Comm. 219. Collier v. Vaccaro, C.C.A.Md., 51 F.2d 17, 19; State v. Berry, 200 Wash. 495, 93 P.2d 782, 787, 792. The unlawful seizure …   Black's law dictionary

  • kidnapping — At common law, the forcible abduction or stealing and carrying away of a person from own country to another. 4 Bl.Comm. 219. Collier v. Vaccaro, C.C.A.Md., 51 F.2d 17, 19; State v. Berry, 200 Wash. 495, 93 P.2d 782, 787, 792. The unlawful seizure …   Black's law dictionary

  • kidnapping — Crime of seizing, confining, abducting, or carrying away a person by force or fraud, often to subject him or her to involuntary servitude, in an attempt to demand a ransom, or in furtherance of another crime. Most countries consider it a grave… …   Universalium

  • Kidnapping — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Un enlèvement ou rapt ou kidnapping est l action qui consiste à s emparer de quelqu un ou à le détenir, contre sa volonté, généralement par la force.… …   Wikipédia en Français

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