asportation

noun
as·​por·​ta·​tion | \ ˌas-pər-ˈtā-shən \

Legal Definition of asportation

: a carrying away specifically : the carrying away of someone else's property that is an element of larceny

History and Etymology for asportation

Latin asportatio, from asportare to carry off, from abs- away + portare to carry

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“Asportation.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/asportation. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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