looted looted  /ˈlu təd/


  • (adj) wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value



  1. Coalition troops looted and vandalized the Iraqi airport that now must be rebuilt: Following Familiar Footsteps Bush is starting to look a lot like Clinton.
  2. That quite possibly includes the people who looted his lavish three-story riverside home down to its marble walls.
  3. After all, civilizations' treasures have throughout history been looted and relooted by cat burglars and conquistadors alike.


  1. Former NY Sen. Pedro Espada Gets 5 Years In Prison

    The once-influential politician was convicted previously in a separate case alleging he looted more than $500,000 from taxpayer-subsidized health clinics in the Bronx.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  2. Antiquities, With a Proven Record, Drive Auction Market

    Because of fears of buying looted art, important works that have a proven past shoot to high levels at auction, while other works fail to sell.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Cambodia to welcome looted statues' return from US

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two 10th-century Cambodian stone statues displayed for nearly two decades at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art were being returned to their homeland Tuesday in a high-profile case of allegedly looted artifacts.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "The initiative will foster much needed cooperation between developed and developing countries and between the public and private sectors to ensure that looted assets are returned to their rightful owners," said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Inquirer.net

  2. "I want to reiterate that our goal is to obtain full return of the objects that have been looted and to cooperate with the Getty," Rutelli told reporters.
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Francesco Rutelli Source: Forbes

  3. "They destroyed Dili town, burned, looted and killed our people, and then they accuse me of being a terrorist, communist and a killer," Alkatiri said in his first public comments since stepping down.
    on Jun 28, 2006 By: Mari Alkatiri Source: International Herald Tribune

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