• Dictionary Definitions from Oxford Languages ¬∑ Learn more steal¬∑ing noun the action or offense of taking another person's property without permission or legal right and without intending to return it; theft. "they argue that copying licensed software is a form of stealing" I think it is by this definition. What definition are you using that "implies ownership"? This one doesn't even specify you have to take it from them.
    • Linda Joy
      Stealing doesn't imply YOUR ownership!
  • 2 wrongs don't make a right. stealing is stealing.
    • Linda Joy
      2 wrongs don't make a right, but 3 lefts do. hehe.
  • Stealing implies that the victim of is the owner of whatever has been stolen. * Yes, thieves also own things, and so can also have things stolen from them.
  • If it was never yours, then absolutely. If it was yours and you are taking it back... then, well, I suppose it depends who you ask, but I tend to personally think it's not stealing in that case.

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