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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
2. Transfer of Property
 
791. Stealing.
 
  
NOUN:STEALING &c. v.; theft, thievery, robbery, direption [rare]; abstraction, appropriation; plagiary [rare], plagiarism, autoplagiarism; rape, depredation; kidnaping or kidnapping.
  PILLAGE, spoliation, plunder, sack, sackage [rare], rapine, brigandage, latrociny [obs.], latrocinium [Rom. law], highway robbery, holdup [slang, U. S.]; raid, foray, razzia; piracy, privateering, buccaneering; filibustering, filibusterism; burglary, housebreaking; abaction, cattle stealing, cattle lifting [colloq.], horse stealing; automobile -, car- stealing.
  BLACKMAIL, badger game [cant], Black Hand [U. S.].
  PECULATION, embezzlement; fraud [See Deception]; larceny, petty larceny, pilfering, shoplifting.
  THIEVISHNESS, rapacity, predacity, predaciousness; kleptomania.
  Alsatia; Whitefriars; den of Cacus, den of thieves.
  LICENSE TO PLUNDER, letters of marque.
  
VERB:STEAL, thieve, rob, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig [cant], bag, nim [obs.], crib [colloq.], cabbage, palm; abstract; appropriate, plagiarize.
  disregard the distinction between meum and tuum.
  ABDUCT, convey away, carry off, kidnap, crimp, impress, press [rare]; make -, walk -, run- off with; run away with; spirit away, seize (lay violent hands on) [See Taking].
  PLUNDER, pillage, rifle, sack, loot, ransack, spoil, spoliate, despoil, strip, sweep, gut, forage, levy blackmail, pirate, pickeer [obs.], maraud, lift cattle [colloq.], poach, smuggle, run; badger [cant], bunko or bunco; hold up; bail up, stick up [both colloq. or slang, Austral.], filibuster.
  SWINDLE, peculate, embezzle; sponge, mulct, rook, bilk, pluck, pigeon [slang], thimblerig; diddle [colloq. or dial.], fleece; defraud [See Deception]; obtain under false pretenses; live by one’s wits.
  rob -, borrow of- Peter to pay Paul; set a thief to catch a thief.
  
ADJECTIVE:THIEVING &c. v.; thievish, light-fingered, furacious [rare]; furtive; piratical; predacious or predaceous, predal [obs.], predatory; raptorial (rapacious) [See Taking].
  STOLEN &c. v.
  
QUOTATION:Sic vos non vobis.

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