Se*duc*tion (?), n. [L. seductio: cf. F. s'eduction. See Seduce.]


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.


That which seduces, or is adapted to seduce; means of leading astray; as, the seductions of wealth.


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