b. leading into captivity, LXX Is.10.4, al.
c. separation, withdrawal, σώματος (from the soul), Plot.4.4.19.
III. as Att. lawterm,
1. a summary process by which a person caught in the act (ἐπ᾽ αὐτοφώρῳ) might be arrested by any citizen and brought before the magistrates, Antipho 5.9, And.1.88, Lys. 13.85f, D.24.113; “ἀπαγωγῆς ἄξια” Hyp.Eux.16.
2. written complaint handed in to the magistrates, ἀπάγειν τὴν ἀ. lay such accusation, Lys.13.86; παραδέχεσθαι ἀ., of the Eleven, admit it, ibid.
IV. in Logic, shifting of the basis of argument: hence of argument based on a probable or agreed assumption, Arist.APr.69a20, cf. Anon.in SE65.35; reduction, “ἡ εἰς τὸ ἀδύνατον ἀ.” reductio per impossibile, APr. 29b6; “ἡ ἀ. μετάβασίς ἐστιν ἀπ᾽ ἄλλου προβλήματος ἢ θεωρήματος ἐπ᾽ ἄλλο, οὗ γνωσθέντος ἢ πορισθέντος καὶ τὸ προκείμενον ἔσται καταφανές” Procl. in Euc.p.212F.; τῶν ἀπορουμένων διαγραμμάτων τὴν ἀ. ποιήσασθαι ib. p.213F.