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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spir·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spirited; p. pr. & vb. n. Spiriting.]
 1. To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men; -- sometimes followed by up.
    Many officers and private men spirit up and assist those obstinate people to continue in their rebellion.   --Swift.
 2. To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or off.
    The ministry had him spirited away, and carried abroad as a dangerous person.   --Arbuthnot & Pope.
    I felt as if I had been spirited into some castle of antiquity.   --Willis.
 Spiriting away Law, causing to leave; the offense of inducing a witness to leave a jurisdiction so as to evade process requiring attendance at trial.