The act of stealing during a general disturbance.
‘During the looting, the mob stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.’;
(uncountable) The action of the verb to steal, theft.
plundering during riots or in wartime
That which is stolen; stolen property.
Looting is the act of stealing, or the taking of goods by force, in the midst of a military, political, or other social crisis, such as war, natural disasters (where law and civil enforcement are temporarily ineffective), or rioting. The proceeds of all these activities can be described as booty, loot, plunder, spoils, or pillage.During modern-day armed conflicts, pillaging is prohibited by international law, and constitutes a war crime.
The act of taking feloniously the personal property of another without his consent and knowledge; theft; larceny.
That which is stolen; stolen property; - chiefly used in the plural.
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully;
‘the thieving is awful at Kennedy International’;
avoiding detection by moving carefully