Legal definition of abduction
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The illegal carrying or enticing away of a person, esp. by interfering with a relationship, as the taking of a child from its parent or taking a woman with intent to marry her without her will.

The National Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Throwaway Children defines a child non family abduction as "a non-family perpetrator takes a child by the use of physical force or threat or detains a child for at least 1 hour in an isolated place without lawful authority."
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