(-mnt), n. [F. ravissement. See Ravish.]
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1. The act of carrying away by force or against consent; abduction; as, the ravishment of children from their parents, of a ward from his guardian, or of a wife from her husband. Blackstone.
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2. The state of being ravished; rapture; transport of delight; ecstasy. Spenser.
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In whose sight all things joy, with ravishment
Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze.
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3. The act of ravishing a woman; rape.
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