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furacity (s) (noun), furacities (pl)
1. An addiction, a strong craving, or a compulsive desire, to take things from people or places without permission: Adam, who was known for his furacity, was caught again by the police after having broken into his neighbor’s house and trying to abscond with the money that was hidden in a drawer in their bedroom.

Plagiarizing, or to take someone else's intellectual writing or speech without referencing it and then to present it as if it were created by that other person, can be considered another form of furacity.

2. Etymology: from Latin furacitas, "stealing".

Take this opportunity to go to the Cleptomania: Art Thief page for an authentic example of furacity in action.

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