KJV Dictionary Definition: purloin
1. Literally, to take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to take by theft.
Your butler purloins your liquor.
2. To take by plagiarism; to steal from books or manuscripts.
PURLOIN'ED, pp. Stolen; taken by plagiarism.
PURLOIN'ER, n. A thief; a plagiary.
PURLOIN'ING, ppr. Stealing; committing literary theft.
PURLOIN'ING, n. Theft; plagiarism.