Definition of asportation in English:

asportation

noun

mass nounEnglish Law
rare
  • The detachment, movement, or carrying away of property, formerly an essential component of the crime of larceny.

    • ‘Secret confinement creates an alternative to the asportation element of kidnapping.’
    • ‘Historically, the asportation requirement has caused few problems.’
    • ‘There are two main components of larceny: trespassing and asportation.’
    • ‘Two cases seem possibly to indicate that kidnapping for extortion is established by proof of an unlawful confinement and asportation without proof of a specific intent.’
    • ‘This instruction does not cover the defendant's theory, which is that he had no knowledge of the theft of the car until after the asportation had ceased.’

Origin

Late 15th century: from Latin asportatio(n-), from asportare ‘carry away’.

Pronunciation

asportation

/aspɔːˈteɪʃ(ə)n/