steal vt stole, sto·len, steal·ing [Old English stelan]: to take or appropriate without right or consent and with intent to keep or make use of see also robbery, theft

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb abscond with, abstract, burglarize, depredate, despoil, embezzle, filch, fleece, furari, hold up, lift, mulct, mm, peculate, pilfer, pillage, pirate, plagiarize, plunder, poach, pocket, prig, purloin, rifle, rob, shoplift, snatch, subducere, surripere, take unlawfully, thieve, usurp II index acquire (secure), carry away, convert (misappropriate), defalcate, deprive, despoil, impropriate, jostle (pickpocket), loot, lurk, mulct (defraud), peculate, pilfer, pillage, pirate (reproduce without authorization), pirate (take by violence), plagiarize, plunder, poach, prowl, purloin, rob, spoil (pillage), usurp

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To take something that belongs to someone else without the owner’s consent, intending to keep it or use it and never return it.
stolen See also larceny, theft

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.