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ABDUCTION

In ecclesiastical law, the forceful taking of a person for the purpose of committing a sin against chastity with the abducted victim. Abduction is an invalidating impediment to marriage between the aggressor and the abducted person. (Etym. Latin abductio, a leading

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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