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Meaning of RAVISHMENT

Pronunciation:  'ravishmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
  2. [n]  a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
 

RAVISHMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: assault, entrancement, rape, violation
 
 See Also: carnal abuse, date rape, delectation, delight, sexual abuse, sexual assault, statutory rape

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rav"ish*ment\, n. [F. ravissement. See {Ravish}.]
1. The act of carrying away by force or against consent;
   abduction; as, the ravishment of children from their
   parents, or a ward from his guardian, or of a wife from
   her husband. --Blackstone.

2. The state of being ravished; rapture; transport of
   delight; ecstasy. --Spencer.

         In whose sight all things joy, with ravishment
         Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze. --Milton.

3. The act of ravishing a woman; rape.

 

 

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