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theft

 (thĕft)
n.
1.
a. The unlawful taking of the property of another; larceny: the prevention of theft.
b. An instance of such taking: several car thefts.
2. Obsolete Something stolen.

[Middle English, from Old English thīefth.]

theft

(θɛft)
n
1. (Law) criminal law the dishonest taking of property belonging to another person with the intention of depriving the owner permanently of its possession
2. rare something stolen
[Old English thēofth; related to Old Norse thӯfth, Old Frisian thiūvethe, Middle Dutch düfte; see thief]
ˈtheftless adj

theft

(θɛft)

n.
1. the act of stealing; larceny.
2. an instance of this.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English thēfth, thēofth; see thief, -th1]

Theft

See also crime.

the stealing of whole herds of cattle, as contrasted with a few head. — abactor, n.
unlawful removal of goods from where they are deposited or stored.
the practice of being a bandit.
1. a kleptomania specializing in books.
2. the motivations of a biblioklept. — bibliokleptomaniac, n.
the practice of pillage, often destructive, usually practiced by a band of robbers. Also brigandage.brigand, n.brigandish, adj.
murder and robbery committed by dacoits, a class of criminals in India and Burma.
a despoiling; an act of robbery on a large scale; pillage.
Obsolete, pillage; the act of plundering.
the misappropriation of funds that have been entrusted to one for care or management. Also called peculation. — embezzler, n.
Obsolete, the act of stripping of possessions wrongfully and by force; spoliation or robbery.
an abnormal fear of robbers.
Psychology. an irresistible impulse to steal, especially when the thief can afford to pay. — kleptomaniac, n.
an abnormal fear of thieves or of loss through thievery.
1. SW. U.S. an act of thievery.
2. Scots Dialect, blackguardism and roguery. — ladrone, ladron, n.
embezzlement. — peculator, n.
1. petty stealing or pilfering.
2. the articles stolen in pilfering.
1. the act of plundering or large scale robbery, usually accompanied by violence as in wartime.
2. plundered property; booty.
the act of robbery on the high seas. See also ships. — pirate, n.piratic, piratical, adj.
1. the verbatim copying or imitation of the language, ideas, or thoughts of another author and representing them as one’s own original work.
2. the material so appropriated. Also plagiary.plagiarist, n.plagiaristic, adj.
the act or process of pillaging or plundering.
the state or quality of being excessively greedy or given to theft. — rapacious, adj.
the act of pillage or plundering.
the process of robbing or plundering, especially in time of war and on a large scale. See also church; ships.
1. the act or practice of stealing or thieving.
2. Rare. the property stolen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theft - the act of taking something from someone unlawfullytheft - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
breach of trust with fraudulent intent - larceny after trust rather than after unlawful taking
felony - a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
embezzlement, misappropriation, peculation, misapplication, defalcation - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
pilferage - the act of stealing small amounts or small articles
shoplifting, shrinkage - the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store; "shrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting"
robbery - larceny by threat of violence
biopiracy - biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use
grand larceny, grand theft - larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
petit larceny, petty, petty larceny - larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
skimming - failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it
rustling - the stealing of cattle

theft

noun stealing, robbery, thieving, fraud, rip-off (slang), swindling, embezzlement, pilfering, larceny, purloining, thievery Art theft is now part of organized crime.

theft

noun
The crime of taking someone else's property without consent:
Slang: rip-off.
Translations
سَرِقَةلُصوصِيَّه، سَرِقَه
krádež
tyveri
varkaus
krađa
lopás
òjófnaîur
盗み
도둑질
vagystė
zādzība
krádež
kraja
stöld
การขโมย
sự ăn trộm

theft

[θeft] N (gen) → robo m

theft

[ˈθɛft] n (= crime) → vol m (larcin)

theft

nDiebstahl m

theft

[θɛft] nfurto

theft

(θeft) noun
(an act of) stealing. He was jailed for theft.

theft

سَرِقَة krádež tyveri Diebstahl κλοπή robo varkaus vol krađa furto 盗み 도둑질 diefstal tyveri kradzież roubo кража stöld การขโมย hırsızlık sự ăn trộm 盗窃
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