joyriding

noun
joy·​rid·​ing

Legal Definition of joyriding

: the temporary taking and driving of a vehicle without the owner's consent

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“Joyriding.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/joyriding. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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