Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 791 (Stealing)

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#791. Stealing.-- N. stealing &c. v.; theft, thievery, latrociny|, direption[obs]; abstraction, appropriation; plagiary, plagiarism; autoplagiarism[obs]; latrocinium[obs].

spoliation, plunder, pillage; sack, sackage[obs]; rapine, brigandage, foray, razzia[obs], rape, depredation, raid; blackmail.

piracy, privateering, buccaneering; license to plunder, letters of marque, letters of mark and reprisal.

filibustering, filibusterism[obs]; burglary; housebreaking; badger game*.

robbery, highway robbery, hold-up* [U.S.], mugging.

peculation, embezzlement; fraud &c. 545; larceny, petty larceny, grand larceny, shoplifting.

thievishness, rapacity, kleptomania, Alsatia[obs], den of Cacus, den of thieves.

blackmail, extortion, shakedown, Black Hand [U.S.].

[person who commits theft] thief &c. 792.

V. steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim|, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; appropriate, plagiarize.

convey away, carry off, abduct, kidnap, crimp; make off with, walk off with, run off with; run away with; spirit away, seize &c. (lay violent hands on) 789.

plunder, pillage, rifle, sack, loot, ransack, spoil, spoliate[obs], despoil, strip, sweep, gut, forage, levy blackmail, pirate, pickeer|, maraud, lift cattle, poach; smuggle, run; badger*; bail up, hold up, stick up; bunco, bunko, filibuster.

swindle, peculate, embezzle; sponge, mulct, rook, bilk, pluck, pigeon, fleece; defraud &c.545; obtain under false pretenses; live by one's wits.

rob Peter to pay Paul, borrow of Peter to pay Paul; set a thief to catch a thief.

disregard the distinction between meum and tuum[Lat].

[receive stolen goods] fence, launder, launder money.

Adj. thieving &c. v.; thievish, light-fingered; furacious[obs], furtive; piratical; predaceous, predal[obs], predatory, predatorial[obs]; raptorial &c. (rapacious) 789.

stolen &c. v.

Phr. sic vos non vobis[Lat].