Definition of To HARBOR


To HARBOR

torts. To receive clandestinely or without lawful
authority a
person for the purpose of so concealing him that another having a right to
the lawful custody of such person, shall be deprived of the same; for
example, the harboring of a wife or an apprentice, in order to deprive the
hushand or the master of them; or in a less technical sense, it is the
reception of persons improperly. 10 N. H. Rep. 247; 4 Scam. 498.


2. The harboring of such persons will subject the barborer to an, action
for the injury; but in order to put him completely in the wrong, a demand
should be made for their restoration, for in cases where the harborer has
not committed any other wrong than merely receiving the plaintiffs wife,
child, or apprentice, he may be under no obligation to return them without
a demand. 1 Chit. Pr. 564; Danes Ab. Index, h. t.; 2 N. Car. Law Repos.
249; 5 How. U. S. Rep. 215, 227.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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