Carrying Away Law and Legal Definition

Carrying Away refers to the act of carrying away or removing property or a person. It is a necessary element of larceny. There is no larceny unless the personal goods of another which have been taken by trespass are ‘carried away.’ The slightest carrying away will be sufficient. For example, removing sheets from the bed and carrying them into the adjoining room, to remove a package from one part of a wagon to another with a view to steal it are all felonies. However, when there has not been a complete severance of the possession, it is not a complete carrying away. This is also termed as asportation.