asportation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin asportatio

Noun[edit]

asportation (countable and uncountable, plural asportations)

  1. (law) The illegal movement of goods or carrying away of a person.
    • 2011, James W. H. McCord, Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal, page 128:
      Kidnapping usually includes the seizing, confining, and carrying away (asportation) of another by force, threat, or deception, and without consent.