asportation

asportation c.1500, from L. asportationem (nom. asportatio) "a breathing on, exhalation," noun of action from pp. stem of asportare "to carry off," from abs- "away" (see AB- (Cf. ab-)) + portare "to carry" (see PORT (Cf. port) (1)).

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  • asportation — as·por·ta·tion /ˌas pər tā shən/ n [Latin asportatio, from asportare to carry off, from abs away + portare to carry]: a carrying away; specif: the carrying away of someone else s property that is an element of larceny Merriam Webster’s Dictionary …   Law dictionary

  • Asportation — As por*ta tion, n. [L. asportatio, fr. asportare to carry away; abs = ab + portare to bear, carry.] (Law) The felonious removal of goods from the place where they were deposited. [1913 Webster] Note: It is adjudged to be larceny, though the goods …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asportation — The act of carrying away. In larceny it is the carrying away of the goods following the caption or taking possession of them; it is the very first act of removal of the property and may consist of the least removing of the thing taken See 32 Am… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • asportation — /aesparteyshan/ The removal of things from one place to another. The carrying away of something; in kidnapping, the carrying away of the victim; in larceny, the carrying away of the victim s property. The carrying away of goods; one of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • asportation — ˌaspə(r)ˈtāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English asportacioun, from Latin asportation , asportatio, from asportatus (past participle of asportare to carry off, from as from abs, ab away + portare to carry) + ion , io ion more at of, port : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • asportation — noun The felonious movement of goods …   Wiktionary

  • asportation — as·por·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • asportation —   n. removal, especially crime of removing property …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Larceny — In the United States, larceny is a common law crime involving theft. Under the common law, larceny is the trespassory taking (caption) and carrying away (asportation, removal) of the tangible personal property of another with the intent to… …   Wikipedia

  • Kidnapping — In criminal law, kidnapping is the taking away or asportation of a person against the person s will, usually to hold the person in false imprisonment, a confinement without legal authority. This is often done for ransom or in furtherance of… …   Wikipedia

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