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Roget category 791

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.2. Transfer of property

#791. Stealing


stealing etc. v. — theft, thievery, latrociny, direptionabstraction, appropriationplagiary, plagiarismautoplagiarismlatrocinium.
spoliation, plunder, pillagesack, sackagerapine, brigandage, foray, razzia, rape, depredation, raidblackmail.
piracy, privateering, buccaneeringlicense to plunder, letters of marque, letters of mark and reprisal.
filibustering, filibusterismburglaryhousebreakingbadger game [Slang].
robbery, highway robbery, hold-up [U.S.], mugging.
peculation, embezzlementfraud etc. 545larceny, petty larceny, grand larceny, shoplifting.
thievishness, rapacity, kleptomania, Alsatia, den of Cacus, den of thieves.
blackmail, extortion, shakedown, Black Hand [U.S.].
[person who commits theft] thief etc. 792.


steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palmabstractappropriate, plagiarize.
convey away, carry off, abduct, kidnap, crimpmake off with, walk off with, run off with run away withspirit away, seize etc. (lay violent hands on) 789.
plunder, pillage, rifle, sack, loot, ransack, spoil, spoliate, despoil, strip, sweep, gut, forage, levy blackmail, pirate, pickeer, maraud, lift cattle, poachsmuggle, runbadger [Slang]bail up, hold up, stick upbunco, bunko, filibuster.
swindle, peculate, embezzlesponge, mulct, rook, bilk, pluck, pigeon, fleecedefraud etc. 545obtain under false pretenses live by one's wits.
rob Peter to pay Paul, borrow of Peter to pay Paulset a thief to catch a thief.
disregard the distinction between meum and disregard the distinction between meum and tuum [Lat.].
[receive stolen goods] fence, launder, launder money.


thieving etc. v. — thievish, light-fingeredfuracious, furtivepiraticalpredaceous, predal, predatory, predatorialraptorial etc. (rapacious) 789.
stolen etc. v..


sic vos non vobis [Lat.].

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