Cepit et abduxit

CEPIT ET ABDUXIT. He took and led away. These words are applied to cases of trespass or larceny, where the defendant took a living chattel, and led it away. It is used in contradistinction to took and carried away, cepit et asportavit. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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For example, when Thomas Walsshman, a tailor, entered the home of Stephen Irish, he is said to have taken and abducted and raped (cepit et abduxit et rapuit) both Stephen's wife, Alice, and his goods to a value of forty pounds.