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)).

Nearby words

  1. aspirin,
  2. aspiring,
  3. asplanchnic,
  4. asplenia,
  5. asplenium,
  6. asprawl,
  7. aspro,
  8. asquint,
  9. asquith,
  10. asquith, herbert henry

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for asportation

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