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SEDU'CTION, noun. [Latin seductio.]

1. The act of seducing or of enticing from the path of duty.

2. Appropriately, the act or crime of persuading a female, by flattery or deception, to surrender her chastity. A woman who is above flattery, is least liable to seduction; but the best safeguard is principle, the love and purity of holiness, the fear of God and reverence forHis commandments.