'Ravishment' definitions:

Definition of 'ravishment'

(from WordNet)
A feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment [syn: entrancement, ravishment]
The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will [syn: rape, violation, assault, ravishment]

Definition of 'Ravishment'

  • Ravishment \Rav"ish*ment\ (-ment), n. [F. ravissement. See Ravish.] [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. The state of being ravished; rapture; transport of delight; ecstasy. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
  • In whose sight all things joy, with ravishment Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. The act of ravishing a woman; rape. [1913 Webster]

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