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Definitions of pilfer

  1. make off with belongings of others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practice petty theft. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To take by petty theft; to filch; to steal little by little. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To steal in small amounts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Pilferer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To steal small things. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To steal by petty theft. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To steal in a petty way, or in small quantities. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To take by petty theft; practise petty stealing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To steal in small quantities; to practise petty theft. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To steal, applied to petty thefts; to filch. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. To pilfer, in the plain and popular sense, means to steal. To charge another with pilfering is to charge him with stealing, and is slander. Becket v. Sterrett, 4 Blackf. (Ind.) 499. thelawdictionary.org
  13. pil'f[.e]r, v.i. to steal small things.--v.t. to steal by petty theft.--ns. PIL'FERER; PIL'FERING, PIL'FERY, petty theft.--adv. PIL'FERINGLY. [Pelf.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Steal (thing or abs.) esp. in small quantities. Hence pilferage (3), pilferer, nn. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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