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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Seduce

SEDU'CE, v. t. [Latin seduco; se, from, and duco, to lead.]

1. To draw aside or entice from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner, by flattery,

promises, bribes or otherwise; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt; to deprave.

Me the gold of France did not seduce. Shak.

In the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits.

Tim. 4.

2. To entice to a surrender of chastity. He that can seduce a female is base enough to betray her.