purloin
pur·loin /pər-'lȯin, 'pər-ˌlȯin/ vt: steal

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

purloin
I verb appropriate dishonestly, appropriate fraudulently, avertere, burglarize, cheat, commit larceny, defalcate, defraud, embezzle, filch, furari, misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate, pilfer, poach, rob, seize, snatch, spirit away, steal, surripere, swindle, take, take by fraud, take dishonestly, take feloniously, take wrongfully, thieve, unlawfully deprive II index abduct, bilk, carry away, cheat, defalcate, deprive, despoil, embezzle, hold up (rob), impropriate, jostle (pickpocket), loot, peculate, pilfer, pirate (reproduce without authorization), plunder, poach, rob, steal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


purloin
v.
To steal.

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

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  • Purloin — Pur*loin , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purloined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Purloining}.] [OF. purloignier, porloignier, to retard, delay; pur, por, pour, for (L. pro) + loin far, far off (L. longe). See {Prolong}, and cf. {Eloign}.] To take or carry away for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purloin — Pur*loin , v. i. To practice theft; to steal. Titus ii. 10. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purloin — mid 15c., to put far away, from Anglo Fr. purloigner remove, from O.Fr. porloigner put off, retard, delay, from por (from L. pro forth ) + O.Fr. loing far, from L. longe, from longus (see LONG (Cf. long)). Sense of …   Etymology dictionary

  • purloin — *steal, pilfer, filch, lift, pinch, snitch, swipe, cop Analogous words: abstract, *detach: *rob, plunder, rifle, loot, burglarize …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • purloin — [v] steal appropriate, burglarize, cheat, defraud, embezzle, filch, heist, lift*, make off with*, misappropriate, pilfer, pillage, pinch*, plunder, poach, rip off*, shoplift, snitch, swindle, take, thieve; concept 139 …   New thesaurus

  • purloin — ► VERB formal or humorous ▪ steal. ORIGIN Old French purloigner put away …   English terms dictionary

  • purloin — [pər loin′, pʉr′loin΄] vt., vi. [ME purlognen < OFr purloignier < pur (L pro ), for + loin, far < L longe, LONG1] to steal; filch …   English World dictionary

  • purloin — UK [pɜː(r)ˈlɔɪn] / US [pərˈlɔɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms purloin : present tense I/you/we/they purloin he/she/it purloins present participle purloining past tense purloined past participle purloined often humorous to steal something secretly …   English dictionary

  • purloin — verb (T) formal or humorous to steal or borrow something without permission: Marek managed to purloin a copy of the house key …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • purloin — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to put away, misappropriate, from Anglo French purluigner to prolong, postpone, set aside, from pur forward + luin, loing at a distance, from Latin longe, from longus long more at purchase, long Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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