Definition of seduction:
- That which seduces, or is adapted to seduce; means of leading astray; as, the seductions of wealth.
- 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.
Well, then, it's right to tell you that you're in a very ugly scrape, for it was my wife you took home last night- not Miss Moriarty; and I leave you to choose at your leisure whether you'd rather be defendant in a suit for breach of promise or seduction; and, upon my conscience, I think it's civil in me to give you a choice."- "The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete", Charles James Lever (1806-1872).
- "Ã?mile Verhaeren", Stefan Zweig.
In no State of the South can a negro woman get a verdict for seduction, nor in most cases enter a suit against a white man; nor, where a white man is concerned, is the law of consent made to apply to a negro girl.- "Negro Migration during the War", Emmett J. Scott.