seduction

seduction (n.) 1520s, from Fr. séduction, from L. seductionem (nom. seductio), noun of action from pp. stem of seducere (see SEDUCE (Cf. seduce)). Originally with reference to actions or beliefs; sexual sense is from 1769, originally always with women as the objects.

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  • séduction — [ sedyksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe, rare av. XVIIe; lat. seductio 1 ♦ Vx Action de séduire, de corrompre. Dr. pén. Séduction dolosive, par laquelle on amène une femme (par manœuvre frauduleuse, abus d autorité ou promesse de mariage) à consentir à des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Seduction — Séduction La Proposition, de William Adolphe Bouguereau. Parfois appelée flirt ou, plus rarement, marivaudage, la séduction est un jeu entre deux ou plusieurs personnes, où chacun s’efforce de susciter de l attirance puis des sentiment …   Wikipédia en Français

  • seduction — I noun allure, allurement, attraction, bait, bewitchment, blandishment, cajolery, captivation, coaxing, corruptela, corruption, defilement, enchantment, enticement, fascination, inducement, inveiglement, invitation, lure, persuasion, seducement,… …   Law dictionary

  • Seduction — Seduction …   Википедия

  • Seduction — • The inducing of a previously virtuous woman to engage in unlawful sexual intercourse Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Seduction     Seduction      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • seduction — Seduction. s. f. Action par laquelle on seduit. Seduction de la jeunesse. la seduction est manifeste. il employa l argent & les promesses, & tout ce qui peut contribuer à la seduction des esprits …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Seduction — Se*duc*tion, n. [L. seductio: cf. F. s[ e]duction. See {Seduce}.] 1. The act of seducing; enticement to wrong doing; enticement to fail in some duty. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (a) The offense of inducing a woman to consent to unlawful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seduction — [n] enticement allurement, attraction, cajolery, come on*, inducement, lure, persuasion, tantalizing, temptation; concepts 7,19,22,68 …   New thesaurus

  • seduction — [si duk′shən] n. [MFr < LL(Ec) seductio < L, a leading away] 1. the act of seducing or the state of being seduced 2. something that seduces …   English World dictionary

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