ABDUCTION, crim. law. The carrying away of any person by force or fraud. This is a misdemeanor punishable by indictment. 1 East, P.C. 458; 1 Russell,569. The civil remedies are recaption, (q.v.) 3 Inst. 134; Hal. Anal. 46; 3Bl. Com 4; by writ of habeas corpus; and an action of trespass, Fitz. N. B.89; 3 Bl. Com 139, n. 27; Roscoe, Cr. Ev. 193.