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What is the opposite of cop?

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Opposite of to get or take possession of
Opposite of to take into lawful or authorized custody
Opposite of to unlawfully take possession of something
Opposite of to acquire or gain, especially in return for one's effort or behavior
Opposite of to take possession or control of something, especially something elusive
“Despite his efforts to retrieve it in the first place, Harvey would have to relinquish the relic to save Peyton.”
(of a criminal or fugitive) Opposite of to take into custody
“Failing to lay any legitimate charges on her, they would eventually discharge Sally.”
Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
Opposite of to grab, seize or take something suddenly or forcibly
“Filled with a guilty conscience, Bernie would later return the elderly couple's jewelry.”
(idiomatic) Opposite of to come into one's possession, usually unexpectedly
“Through a lack of financial acumen, he would eventually lose most of his wealth.”
Opposite of a person granted the legal authority to enforce the law
Opposite of a person who protects or defends something
(the heat, slang) Opposite of the police or law enforcement
“These children, they said, were destined to become wastrels, neurotic misfits or criminals.”
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