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pur·loin

 (pər-loin′, pûr′loin′)
tr.v. pur·loined, pur·loin·ing, pur·loins
To steal, especially in a stealthy way. See Synonyms at steal.

[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- in Indo-European roots).]

pur·loin′er n.

purloin

(pɜːˈlɔɪn)
vb
(Law) to take (something) dishonestly; steal
[C15: from Old French porloigner to put at a distance, from por- for +loin distant, from Latin longus long]
purˈloiner n

pur•loin

(pərˈlɔɪn, ˈpɜr lɔɪn)

v.t.
1. to take dishonestly; steal; filch.
v.i.
2. to commit theft; steal.
[1400–50; late Middle English purloynen < Anglo-French purloigner to put off, remove =pur- (< Latin prō- pro-1) + -loigner, derivative of loin at a distance, far off < Latin longē]
pur•loin′er, n.

purloin

- Meaning to steal, it is from Latin pur/pro, "forth," and loign, "far."
See also related terms for steal.

purloin


Past participle: purloined
Gerund: purloining

Imperative
purloin
purloin
Present
I purloin
you purloin
he/she/it purloins
we purloin
you purloin
they purloin
Preterite
I purloined
you purloined
he/she/it purloined
we purloined
you purloined
they purloined
Present Continuous
I am purloining
you are purloining
he/she/it is purloining
we are purloining
you are purloining
they are purloining
Present Perfect
I have purloined
you have purloined
he/she/it has purloined
we have purloined
you have purloined
they have purloined
Past Continuous
I was purloining
you were purloining
he/she/it was purloining
we were purloining
you were purloining
they were purloining
Past Perfect
I had purloined
you had purloined
he/she/it had purloined
we had purloined
you had purloined
they had purloined
Future
I will purloin
you will purloin
he/she/it will purloin
we will purloin
you will purloin
they will purloin
Future Perfect
I will have purloined
you will have purloined
he/she/it will have purloined
we will have purloined
you will have purloined
they will have purloined
Future Continuous
I will be purloining
you will be purloining
he/she/it will be purloining
we will be purloining
you will be purloining
they will be purloining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been purloining
you have been purloining
he/she/it has been purloining
we have been purloining
you have been purloining
they have been purloining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been purloining
you will have been purloining
he/she/it will have been purloining
we will have been purloining
you will have been purloining
they will have been purloining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been purloining
you had been purloining
he/she/it had been purloining
we had been purloining
you had been purloining
they had been purloining
Conditional
I would purloin
you would purloin
he/she/it would purloin
we would purloin
you would purloin
they would purloin
Past Conditional
I would have purloined
you would have purloined
he/she/it would have purloined
we would have purloined
you would have purloined
they would have purloined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.purloin - make off with belongings of otherspurloin - make off with belongings of others  
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

purloin

verb (Formal) steal, rob, lift (informal), nick (slang, chiefly Brit.), appropriate, trouser (slang), pinch (informal), swipe (slang), knock off (slang), blag (slang), pilfer, walk off with, snitch (slang), filch, prig (Brit. slang), snaffle (Brit. informal), thieve He was caught purloining books from the library.

purloin

verb
To take (another's property) without permission:
Informal: lift, swipe.
Translations

purloin

[pɜːˈlɔɪn] VT (frm or hum) → robar

purloin

[pɜːrˈlɔɪn] vtdérober

purloin

vt (form, hum)entwenden (form, hum)

purloin

[pɜːˈlɔɪn] vt (frm) → sottrarre, rubare
References in classic literature ?
Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a horse at Tellson's door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime, were put to Death.
As I ran at full speed, with my nose up in the atmosphere, and intent only upon the purloiner of my property, I suddenly perceived that my feet rested no longer upon terra-firma; the fact is, I had thrown myself over a precipice, and should inevitably have been dashed to pieces but for my good fortune in grasping the end of a long guide-rope, which depended from a passing balloon.
It was La of Opar, High Priestess of the Flaming God, and fifty of her horrid priests searching for the purloiner of the sacred sacrificial knife.