harbor


harbor
har·bor 1 n: a place of security and comfort see also safe harbor
harbor 2 vt
1: to receive secretly and conceal (a fugitive from justice)
2: to have (an animal) in one's keeping
may not harbor a dog without a permit
har·bor·er n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

harbor
I verb afford sanctuary, aid, cache, care for, cloak, conceal, cover, defend, ensconce, give refuge, grant asylum, guard, haven, hide, insure, keep, keep out of sight, keep safe, keep secret, lodge, look after, maintain, preserve, protect, provide refuge, provide safety, provide sanctuary, quarter, safeguard, screen, seclude, secrete, secure, shelter, shield, shroud, stow away, sustain, watch associated concepts: accessory after the fact, alienation of affections, assisting escape, harbor and secrete, harboring a criminal, harboring a fugitive, harboring an animal II index conceal, cover (guard), foster, haven, hide, lodge (house), lodging, nurture, preserve, protect, refuge, screen (guard), shelter (protection)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


harbor
v.
(1) To provide shelter to someone.
(2) To hide or take in a criminal or alien, usually secretly.
n.
(1) A protected body of water for anchoring ships.
(2) A safe place; a refuge.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


harbor
As a noun, a haven, or a space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land and surroundings as to afford a safe anchorage for ships.
As a verb, to afford lodging to, to shelter, or to give a refuge to. To clandestinely shelter, succor, and protect improperly admitted aliens. It may be aptly used to describe the furnishing of shelter, lodging, or food clandestinely or with concealment, and under certain circumstances may be equally applicable to those acts divested of any accompanying secrecy. Harboring a criminal is a crime under both federal and state statutes and a person who harbors a criminal is an accessory after the fact.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


harbor
As a noun, a haven, or a space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land and surroundings as to afford a safe anchorage for ships.
 
As a verb, to afford lodging to, to shelter, or to give a refuge to. To clandestinely shelter, succor, and protect improperly admitted aliens. It may be aptly used to describe the furnishing of shelter, lodging, or food clandestinely or with concealment, and under certain circumstances may be equally applicable to those acts divested of any accompanying secrecy. Harboring a criminal is a crime under both federal and state statutes and a person who harbors a criminal is an accessory after the fact.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Harbor — Har bor (h[aum]r b[ e]r), v. t. [Written also {harbour}.] [imp. & p. p. {Harbored} ( b[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harboring}.] [OE. herberen, herberwen, herbergen; cf. Icel. herbergja. See {Harbor}, n.] To afford lodging to; to entertain as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Harbor — Har bor, v. i. To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor. [1913 Webster] For this night let s harbor here in York. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Harbor — Harbor, OR U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon Population (2000): 2622 Housing Units (2000): 1691 Land area (2000): 1.873427 sq. miles (4.852154 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.439748 sq. miles (1.138943 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.313175 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Harbor, OR — U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon Population (2000): 2622 Housing Units (2000): 1691 Land area (2000): 1.873427 sq. miles (4.852154 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.439748 sq. miles (1.138943 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.313175 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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