American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To steal, often in a violation of trust. See Synonyms at steal.
- v. To commit theft.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put off; prolong; delay.
- To set back or aside; put away; remove.
- To remove, carry off, or take for one's self; hence, to take by theft; filch; steal.
- To practise theft.
- v. transitive To convert the property of another, often in breach of trust; to appropriate wrongfully.
- v. intransitive To commit theft; to thieve.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to take by theft; to filch.
- v. To practice theft; to steal.
- v. make off with belongings of others
- Anglo-Norman purloigner, one of the variants of Old French porloigner. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English purloinen, to remove, from Anglo-Norman purloigner : pur-, away (from Latin prō-; see pro-1) + loign, far (from Latin longē, from longus, long; see del-1 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Les Synonyms: dérober = to purloin chiper = to swipe, filch piquer = to pinch, to nick”
“He decides to purloin the urn and find out how it got into the back of that cab.”
“In court papers, the artist group says it believed they had permission to remove the painting as long as they didn't attempt to purloin any scrap metal.”
“Yes, certainly, the cats have to get a bit more crafty if they want to purloin their provisions ahead of time.”
“He is yet another one of those, with no belief in "revealed religion" (which is what Christianity claims to be), but in "social religion" - in effect he wants to purloin the claims to goodness and morality of Christianity in support of his own sub-Marxist causes. terence patrick hewett”
“Somehow the captain managed to purloin uniforms so the crooks were able to dress as cops.”
“Les Synonyms:dérober = to purloin chiper = to swipe, filch piquer = to pinch, to nick”
“As a legal minor, with no legal title to her estates, Elizabeth could not prevent attempts to purloin Durham Place or Hatfield.”
“You'll have to reach across the table to refill your own wineglass -- and most likely, that bottle is already empty and there isn't another anywhere to be found, not even if you were willing to purloin it from another table.”
“I am so glad that he is taking a stand as it will hopefully make others think twice before they purloin images for themselves.”
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