Ravishment \Rav"ish*ment\ (-ment), n. [F. ravissement. See
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.
2. The state of being ravished; rapture; transport of
delight; ecstasy. --Spenser.
In whose sight all things joy, with ravishment
Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze. --Milton.
3. The act of ravishing a woman; rape.