Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1828
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856TRANSPORTA'TION, noun The act of carrying or conveying from one place to another, either on beasts or in vehicles, by land or water, or in air. Goods in Asia are transported on camels; in Europe and America, either on beasts or on carriages or sleds. But transportation by water is the great means of commercial intercourse.
1. Banishment for felony.
2. Transmission; conveyance.
3. Transport; ecstasy. [Little used.]
4. Removal from one country to another; as the transportation of plants.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 1st Edition, 1891TRANSPORTATION, punishment.
In the English law, this punishment is inflicted by virtue of sundry statutes; it was unknown to the common law. 2 H. Bl. 223. It is a part of the judgment or sentence of the court, that the party shall be transported or sent into exile. 1 Ch. Cr. Law, 789 to 796: Princ. of Pen. Law, c. 4 §2.
The Century Dictionary, an Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, 1895TRANSPORTATION.
The removal of goods or persons from one place to another, by a carrier.
In criminal law. A species of punishment consisting in removing the criminal from his own country to another, (usually a penal colony,) there to remain in exile for a prescribed period.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Edition, 1910, 4th Edition, 1968
Black’s Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, 1979TRANSPORTATION.
The removal of goods or persons from one place to another, by a carrier. Railroad Co. v. Pratt, 22 Wall. 133, 22 L.Ed. 827; Interstate Commerce Com'n v. Brimson, 14 S.Ct. 1125, 154 U.S. 447, 38 L.Ed. 1047; Gloucester Ferry Co. v. Pennsylvania, 5 S.Ct. 826. 114 U.S. 196, 29 L.Ed. 158.
In criminal law. A species of punishment consisting in removing the criminal from his own country to another, (usually a penal colony,) there to remain in exile for a prescribed period. Fong Yne Ting v. U. S., 149 U. S. 698, 13 Sup. Ct. 1016, 37 L. Ed. 905.
The movement of goods or persons from one place to another, by a carrier. Railroad Co. v. Pratt, 22 Wall. 1 33, 22 L.Ed. 827; Interstate Commerce Com'n v. Brimson, 154 U.S. 447, 14 S.Ct. 1 125, 38 L.Ed. 1 047; Gloucester Ferry Co. v. Pennsylvania, 1 14 U.S. 1 96, 5 S.Ct. 826, 29 L.Ed. 158.
Criminal law. A species of punishment consisting in removing the criminal from his own country to another (usually a penal colony), there to remain in exile for a prescribed period. Fong Yue Ting v. U. S., 149 U.S. 698, 13 S.Ct. 1 0 16, 37 L.Ed. 905. See Deportation.
49 CFR 1511.3 - Definitions.
49 CFR 372.107 - Definitions.Air transportation means the carriage by passenger aircraft of persons or property for compensation or hire in intrastate air transportation, interstate air transportation, or foreign air transportation.
21 U.S. Code § 350e(e) Interstate transportation. The term “interstate transportation” means transportation by motor vehicle in interstate or foreign commerce subject to the FMCSA's jurisdiction as set forth in 49 U.S.C. 13501.
(f) Member transportation. The term “member transportation” means transportation performed by a cooperative association or federation of cooperative associations for itself or for its members, but does not include transportation performed in furtherance of the nonfarm business of such members.
(g) Nonmember transportation. The term “nonmember transportation” means transportation performed by a cooperative association or federation of cooperative associations other than member transportation as defined in paragraph (f) of this section.
14 CFR 374a.3 - Definitions.(2) Transportation
The term “transportation” means any movement in commerce by motor vehicle or rail vehicle.
42 U.S. Code § 12181 - DefinitionsTransportation means (a) the carriage of persons or property (including services connected therewith) for compensation or hire to or from any place in the United States, or (b) the lease or rental of aircraft, with or without crew.
49 U.S. Code § 13907(1) Commerce The term “commerce” means travel, trade, traffic, commerce, transportation, or communication—
(A) among the several States;
(B) between any foreign country or any territory or possession and any State; or
(C) between points in the same State but through another State or foreign country.
49 U.S. Code § 13102 - Definitions(2) Transportation.—
The term “transportation” means transportation that would be subject to the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission under subchapter II of chapter 105 of this title, as in effect on December 31, 1995, if such subchapter were still in effect.
(23) Transportation.—The term “transportation” includes—
(A) a motor vehicle, vessel, warehouse, wharf, pier, dock, yard, property, facility, instrumentality, or equipment of any kind related to the movement of passengers or property, or both, regardless of ownership or an agreement concerning use; and
(B) services related to that movement, including arranging for, receipt, delivery, elevation, transfer in transit, refrigeration, icing, ventilation, storage, handling, packing, unpacking, and interchange of passengers and property.