PRONUNCIATION: (as-puhr-TAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun: The carrying away of something unlawfully.

ETYMOLOGY: from Latin ab- (away) + portare (to carry). Earliest documented use: 1503. See also disport.

A SPORT, A LION - what passed for amusement in ancient Rome (unless, of course, you were a gladiator)

HAS PORTATION - can get from place to place by going through a door

ASPORATION - without seeds or spores for reproduction