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Definition of Seduction

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enticement, temptation; corruption, act of leading astray; act of persuading someone to engage in sexual activity
Seduction Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of seducing; enticement to wrong doing; specifically, the offense of inducing a woman to consent to unlawful sexual intercourse, by enticements which overcome her scruples; the wrong or crime of persuading a woman to surrender her chastity.
  
(n.)
That which seduces, or is adapted to seduce; means of leading astray; as, the seductions of wealth.
  
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Llathlud = n. seduction
Tanddygiad = n. seduction
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. enticing someone astray from right behavior
(hypernym) enticement, temptation
(derivation) seduce
2. an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
(synonym) conquest
(hypernym) success
(hyponym) sexual conquest, score
(derivation) seduce, score, make
Seduction Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In colloquial language and fictional literature, seduction is the process of deliberately enticing a person, to lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; to corrupt, to persuade or induce to engage in sexual behaviour. The word seduction stems from Latin and means literally "to lead astray". As a result, the term may have a positive or negative connotation. Famous seducers from history or legend include Lilith, Giacomo Casanova and the character Don Juan. Seduction as a phenomenon is not the subject of scientific interest, although similar, more specific terms like short term mating, casual sex or mating strategies are used in Evolutionary psychology. The  Internet enabled the existence of a Seduction Community which is based around pseudoscientific discourse on seduction.

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Seduction Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
The offence of a man who abuses the simplicity and confidence of a woman to obtain by false promises what she ought not to grant.

The woman being particeps criminis, has no remedy for the mere seduction, nor is there, to the discredit of the law, a direct remedy in her parents. The seducer may be sued, though not directly or ostensibly for the seduction; but for the consequent inability to perform those services for which she was accountable to her master, or to her parent, who, for this purpose, is obliged to assume that less endearing relation; and if it cannot be proved that she filled that office, the action cannot be sustained. It follows, therefore, that when the daughter is of full age, and the father is not entitled to her services, and actually, she is not in his service, the father can maintain no action for the seduction.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.