Definitions

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  • n. The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
  • v. Present participle of loot.

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  • n. plundering during riots or in wartime

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Examples

  • And the term "looting" should be reserved for items that are not necessary to preserve human life.

    Crooks and Liars

  • I'm using the term looting in the sense defined by the economists George Akerlof and Paul Romer in 1993 paper Looting: The Economic Underworld of Bankruptcy for Profit.

    economic news and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • I'm using the term looting in the sense defined by the economists George Akerlof and Paul Romer in a 1993 paper titled "Looting: The Economic Underworld of Bankruptcy for Profit."

    Postbulletin.com Local News

  • China has accused the Dalai Lama of inciting the riots, which it describes as looting by a small group of Tibetan separatists.

    Beijing Asserts Terror Plots

  • Cuomo, New York's governor-elect, decried what he called looting and said the "cruel twist"

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • It wouldn't be the first crisis in which people resorted to what we call looting, but they are just trying find some food and water.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Have been long against the overbenefited govt. employee and univ staffs pensions in looting the various treasuries.

    Domestic Policy Issues, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • In Qusayr, security forces and Shabiha militiamen were described as looting and destroying shops while mosques were closed and calls for prayer banned.

    Syrians plan 'no kneeling' day of demonstrations against killings

  • And while most of the violence in London was characterized by looting, particularly of stores selling sports clothing and electrical goods, outside of the capital it took on an antiauthoritarian tone.

    Riots Stoke British Ethnic Tensions

  • Imagine a country that's burning, looting is everywhere, people are being shot at, things are blowing up, cars are blowing up, buildings are blowing up, and here is a group of lower middle class Iraqis who are standing around us like a wall, telling me that they don't want me to think that Iraqis are not a hospitable people.

    Food Comforts in War Zones

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