Definition of CARRYING AWAY


CARRYING AWAY

crim. law. To complete the crime of larceny, the thief
must not only feloniously tale the thing stolen, but carry it away. The
slightest carrying away will be sufficient; thus to snatch a diamond from
a lady"s ear, which is instantly dropped among the curls of her hair. 1
Leach, 320. To remove sheets from a bed and carry them into an adjoining
room. 1 Leach, 222 n. To take plate from a trunk, and lay it on the floor
with intent to carry it away. Ib. And to remove a package from one part
of a wagon to another, with a view to steal it; 1 Leach, 286; have respectively
been holden to be felonies. 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 919. Vide 3 Inst. 108, 109
1 Hale, 507; Kel. 31 Ry. & Moody, 14 Bac. Ab. Felony, D 4 Bl. Com. 231 Hawk.
c.32, s. 25. Where, however, there has not been a complete severance of
the possession, it is not a complete carrying away. 2 East, P. C. 556; 1
Hale, 508; 2 Russ. on Cr. 96. Vide Invito Domino; Larceny; Robbery; Taking.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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