asportation


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asportation

(ˌæspɔːˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the removal or taking away of something
2. law the criminal removal or taking away of something

asportation

unlawful removal of goods from where they are deposited or stored.
See also: Theft
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Clinton, shoplifting by asportation, third or subsequent offense, guilty, one year in the House of Correction, suspended until Feb.
The scale of the pooling problem has changed dramatically between the asportation of all of Wilkes's papers in a sack to the perusal of all the files on Burgess's hard drive.
of that loot will be limited by the realities of physical asportation.
161) After listing the elements of kidnapping, the court discussed six factors to consider in assessing whether asportation, or "carrying away" a victim, satisfies an element of kidnapping or is merely an incidental or momentary detention.
However, when the asportation requirement of the common law offense is reduced to a simple constraint element, a strict reading of a kidnapping statute could lead to "relatively trivial instances of unlawful restraint .