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asportation

n.

c.1500, from Latin asportationem (nominative asportatio) "a breathing on, exhalation," noun of action from past participle stem of asportare "to carry off," from abs- "away" (see ab-) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)).

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  • Three usucaptions that are not entitled to a fine: fear, warning, asportation.

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