1. Noun.  The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away. (rfex) .
  2. Noun.  (physiology) The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
  3. Noun.  (legal) The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being.
  4. Noun.  (logic) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.

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