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Princeton's WordNet

  1. looting, robberynoun

    plundering during riots or in wartime

Wiktionary

  1. lootingnoun

    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

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  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of looting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of looting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of looting in a Sentence

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Marriage is a device originated by women for looting the men.

  2. Martin Chaknueve:

    It is shocking how people are being fooled by doctors in the name of dengue and looting ordinary mass. Asking patients to eat dragon fruit and kiwi only and still people doubts physicians. Fake blood reports are prepared to fleece money

  3. De Blasio:

    We had a troubling situation in Midtown Manhattan and in the Bronx, but we had no unrest, no looting in Brooklyn and in Queens and Staten Island and most of the Bronx and most of Manhattan and I really want to set that straight, we thought we had a measured plan and suddenly this very coordinated criminal activity in Midtown Manhattan made the adjustment to go to the earlier curfew.

  4. Guenter Boehm:

    The looting and the rioting was terrible, all that was not nice but we were so busy surviving we had no time to feel hate.

  5. Kenosha County:

    I don't think I'm inclined toward prior restraint, let the evidence show what the evidence shows. And if the evidence shows that any or more than one of these people were engaged in arson, rioting or looting, then I'm not going to tell the defense they can't call them that.

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