pilfering

  • 1 Pilfering — Pil fer*ing, a. Thieving in a small way. Shak. n. Petty theft. {Pil fer*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 pilfering — index burglary, embezzlement, housebreaking, plagiarism, spoliation, theft Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 pilfering — pilfer pil‧fer [ˈpɪlfə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] to steal small amounts of things, or things that are not worth much, especially from an office, factory etc: • An employee has been charged with pilfering a set of automobile wheels. pilfering noun… …

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  • 4 Pilfering — Pilfer Pil fer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pilfered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pilfering}.] [OF. pelfrer. See {Pelf}.] To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practice petty theft. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 pilfering — Synonyms and related words: abstraction, abuse, abuse of office, annexation, appropriation, befoulment, boosting, conversion, conveyance, corrupt administration, debasement, defalcation, defilement, desecration, diversion, embezzlement, filching …

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  • 6 pilfering — pil·fer || pɪlfÉ™(r) v. steal, filch (especially in small quantities) ; drag, tug, pull …

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  • 7 pilfering — n. Stealing, thieving, thievery, larceny, petty theft, petty larceny, pilfery …

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  • 8 pilfering — n 1. petty thievery, theft, filching, pilferage, Sl. swiping, St. hustling, Sl. copping, Psychol. kleptomania; peculation, embezzlement, Law. defalcation, misappropriation; shoplifting, palming, Sl. boosting; smuggling, bootlegging; purse… …

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  • 9 pilfering — See: pilfer …

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  • 10 PILFERING — …

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  • 11 Pilferingly — Pilfering Pil fer*ing, a. Thieving in a small way. Shak. n. Petty theft. {Pil fer*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 pilfer — pil‧fer [ˈpɪlfə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] to steal small amounts of things, or things that are not worth much, especially from an office, factory etc: • An employee has been charged with pilfering a set of automobile wheels. pilfering noun… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 pilferage — pilfer pil‧fer [ˈpɪlfə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] to steal small amounts of things, or things that are not worth much, especially from an office, factory etc: • An employee has been charged with pilfering a set of automobile wheels. pilfering noun… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 pilfer — [[t]pɪ̱lfə(r)[/t]] pilfers, pilfering, pilfered VERB If someone pilfers, they steal things, usually small cheap things. Staff were pilfering behind the bar... [V n] When food stores close, they go to work, pilfering food for resale on the black… …

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  • 15 Package pilferage — Pilferage is the theft of part of the contents of a package. It may also include theft of the contents but leaving the package, perhaps resealed with bogus contents. Small packages can be pilfered from a larger package such as a shipping… …

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  • 16 Somalia Affair — The Somalia Affair was a Canadian military scandal in the mid 1990s. It began with the brutal 1993 beating death of a Somali teenager, Shidane Arone, at the hands of two Canadian soldiers participating in the United Nations humanitarian efforts… …

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  • 17 Hoarding (animal behaviour) — Hoarding is type of animal behaviour where an an animal will store its food within a cache, in times of surplus, for times when food is less plentiful. It will also scatter hoard when it can t defend a large concentration of stored food. In other …

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  • 18 National Library of the Philippines — Pambansang Aklatan ng Pilipinas Biblioteca Nacional de Filipinas …

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  • 19 thievery — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. burglary, robbery, pilfering; see crime 2 , theft . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. theft, robbery, larceny, grand larceny, petty larceny, burglary, stealing, pilfering, shoplifting, kleptomania, embezzlement, swindle. III …

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  • 20 pilfer — pil|fer [ˈpılfə US ər] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: pelfrer, from pelfre stolen things ] to steal things that are not worth much, especially from the place where you work pilfer from ▪ She was sacked after being caught… …

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