Definitions for looting

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. looting, robbery(noun)

    plundering during riots or in wartime

Wiktionary

  1. looting(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Looting

    of Loot

Freebase

  1. Looting

    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.

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