plundering during riots or in wartime
The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
During the looting the looters stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.
Looting also referred to as sacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging—is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe, such as during war, natural disaster, or rioting. The term is also used in a broader sense, to describe egregious instances of theft and embezzlement, such as the "plundering" of private or public assets by corrupt or greedy authorities. Looting is loosely distinguished from scavenging by the objects taken; scavenging implies taking of essential items such as food, water, shelter, or other material needed for survival while looting implies items of luxury or not necessary for survival such as art work, precious metals or other valuables. The proceeds of all these activities can be described as loot, plunder, or pillage.
The numerical value of looting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of looting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The looting and shooting and carrying on is just ridiculous.
Marriage is a device originated by women for looting the men.
The cooperation of our people was very noticeable, we did not see, for instance, price increases, hoarding and looting of shops and petrol stations.
The kind of violence, looting, destruction that we saw from a handful of individuals in Baltimore, there's no excuse for that, that's not a statement, that's not politics, that's not activism, it's just criminal behavior.
Today's looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated, there is a significant difference between protesting and violence, and those committing these acts will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law.
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