ETYM Latin abductio: cf. French abduction.
In philosophy and logic, a form of probable inference, reaching a probable conclusion on the basis of available evidence. Aristotle uses the term to refer to a weak syllogism that fails to carry certainty. For US philosopher Charles Peirce, it is the process of generating hypotheses.
1. The criminal act of capturing and carrying away a person by force.
2. (Physiology) Moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body.
Množina reči deforcement je deforcements.
Illegal withholding of property from its rightful owner; forceful ejection or eviction
Illegal seizure or taking control of a vehicle and/or its passengers or goods. The term dates from 1923 and originally referred to the robbing of freight trucks. Subsequently it (and its derivative, “skyjacking”) has been applied to the seizure of aircraft, usually in flight, by an individual or group, often with some political aim. International treaties (Tokyo 1963, The Hague 1970, and Montreal 1971) encourage cooperation against hijackers and make severe penalties compulsory.
1. In law, sexual intercourse without the consent of the subject. Most cases of rape are of women by men. In Islamic law a rape accusation requires the support of four independent male witnesses.
Some jurisdictions allow charges of rape to be brought against husbands replacing older legal doctrine asserting a wife's duty to submit to sex with her spouse. Sexual intercourse with a minor, not necessarily involving penetration, is defined as statutory rape (see child abuse).
2. The act of despoiling a country in warfare; SYN. rapine.
3. The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will; SYN. violation, assault, ravishment, sexual assault.
ETYM Latin rapere, raptum, to carry off by force. Related to Rapid.
1. The state or condition of feeling rapt, or carried away from one's self by agreeable excitement or passion; extreme joy or pleasure; ecstasy.
2. A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence.
3. The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from one's self by agreeable excitement; violence of a pleasing passion; extreme joy or pleasure; ecstasy.
4. A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium.
5. A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence.