Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To seduce.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To entice, to corrupt, and, when used of a woman, to seduce. Originally, the term had a limited signification, mcaning to entice or draw one away from his work, employment or duty; and from thissense its application has enlarged to include the corruption of maimers and violation of the person. In its modern legal sense, the word carries with it the idea of "carnal knowledge," aggravated by assault, violent seduction, ravishment. Koenig v. Nott, 2 Hilt. (N. Y.) 323. And see Wood v. Mathews, 47 Iowa, 410; State v. Curran, 51 Iowa, 112, 49 N. W. 1006.