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Word of the Day 03/10/16 Purloin

Purloin (verb)
purloin [per-loin, pur-loin]


verb (used with object)
1. to take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer.

verb (used without object)
2. to commit theft; steal.

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Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English purloynen < Anglo-French purloigner to put off, remove, equivalent to pur- (< Latin prō- pro-) + -loigner, derivative of loin at a distance, far off < Latin longē

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