Definition of "kidnapping"
  1. The criminal act of forcefully, fearfully, or deceptively taking someone away and often over state boundaries
How to use "kidnapping" in a sentence
  1. The man was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for the kidnapping of the child.
  2. Detectives discovered a plan for a potential kidnapping in the apprehended suspect's home.
  3. New legislation will increase the penalties for kidnapping in an effort to deter this crime.

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