Pur*loin" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purloined (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Purloining.] [OF. purloignier, porloignier, to retard, delay; pur, por, pour, for (L. pro) + loin far, far off (L. longe). See Prolong, and cf. Eloign.]

To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to take by theft; to filch.

Had from his wakeful custody purloined The guarded gold. Milton.

when did the muse from Fletcher scenes purloin ? Dryden.


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Pur*loin", v. i.

To practice theft; to steal.

Titus ii. 10.


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