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ravishment

[rav-ish-muh nt] /ˈræv ɪʃ mənt/
noun
1.
rapture or ecstasy.
2.
violent removal.
3.
the forcible abduction of a woman.
4.
rape1 (def 1).
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; < Middle French ravissement, equivalent to raviss- (see ravish) + -ment -ment
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Word Origin and History for ravishment
n.

1530s, from Middle French ravissement (14c.), from ravir (see ravish).

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