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The removal of items from one place to another, such as carrying things away illegally.
Asportation is one of the elements required to establish the crime of Larceny. In order to prove that asportation has occurred, it is not necessary to show that the goods were moved a substantial distance, but only that they were moved.
Asportation was one of the elements necessary to establish common-law Kidnapping, and in many states it remains as an element of statutory kidnapping.
asportationnoun criminal ablation, criminal reeotion, criminal removement, criminal transmission, felonious abreption, felonious removal, felooious transference, felonious translocation, furtive removal, illegal amotion, illegal carriage, illegal subduccion, illegal transmittance, illegal transplantation, illegal transshipment, wrongful displacement, wrongful removal, wrongful transfer
Associated concepts: burglary, conversion and trover, robbery
asportationcarrying away to steal. See, for Scotland, THEFT.
ASPORTATION. The act of carrying a thing away; the removing a thing from one place to another. Vide Carrying away; Taking.