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 for transportation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transportation \Trans`por*ta"tion\, n. [L. transportatio: cf. F.
     transportation.]
     1. The act of transporting, or the state of being
        transported; carriage from one place to another; removal;
        conveyance.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              To provide a vessel for their transportation. --Sir
                                                    H. Wotton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Transport; ecstasy. [R.] --South.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  transportation
      n 1: a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary
           for the movement of passengers or goods [syn:
           transportation system, transportation, transit]
      2: the act of moving something from one location to another
         [syn: transportation, transport, transfer,
         transferral, conveyance]
      3: the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance [syn:
         fare, transportation]
      4: the United States federal department that institutes and
         coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
         [syn: Department of Transportation, Transportation,
         DoT]
      5: the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials [syn:
         transportation, shipping, transport]
      6: the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men in
         exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony";
         "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one
         of transportation for life" [syn: exile, deportation,
         expatriation, transportation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "transportation":
     air express, airfreight, airlift, asportation, banishment, bearing,
     blackballing, carriage, carry, carrying, cartage, conveyance,
     defrocking, degradation, demotion, depluming, deportation,
     deprivation, disbarment, disfellowship, displuming, drayage,
     exclusion, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expressage,
     extradition, ferriage, freight, freightage, fugitation, haulage,
     hauling, lighterage, lugging, moving, ostracism, ostracization,
     outlawing, outlawry, packing, portage, porterage, railway express,
     relegation, rustication, shipment, shipping, stripping, telpherage,
     toting, transit, transport, transporting, transshipment, truckage,
     unfrocking, waft, waftage, wagonage
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TRANSPORTATION, 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 Sec. 2. 
  
  

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