Ravish Law and Legal Definition

To ravish means to seize and carry away by force. In law, ravish refers to the carrying off of a woman by force.

“To ravish means and requires more than to have sexual intercourse. The word ravish implies force and means to have carnal knowledge of a woman by force and against her will. [State v. Berezuk, 331 Mo. 626, 634 (Mo. 1932)]

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 16-6-1, assault with intent to ravish or rape consenting female under age of consent is punishable.