pilferage


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pil·fer

 (pĭl′fər)
v. pil·fered, pil·fer·ing, pil·fers
v.tr.
To steal (a small amount or item). See Synonyms at steal.
v.intr.
To steal or filch.

[From Middle English pilfre, booty, spoils, from Old French pelfre; probably akin to felpe, frepe, old clothes; see frippery.]

pil′fer·age (-ĭj) n.
pil′fer·er n.

pilferage

(ˈpɪlfərɪdʒ)
n
1. the act or practice of stealing small quantities or articles
2. the amount so stolen

pilferage

1. petty stealing or pilfering.
2. the articles stolen in pilfering.
See also: Theft
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pilferage - the act of stealing small amounts or small articles
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"

pilferage

noun
The crime of taking someone else's property without consent:
Slang: rip-off.
Translations
سَرِقَه، إخْتِلاس
drobná krádež
rapserismåtyveri
kisebb lopások
hnupl
malá kráždež
araklamaaşırma

pilferage

[ˈpɪlfərɪdʒ] Nratería f, hurto m, robo m

pilferage

nDiebstähle pl (in kleinem Rahmen), → Beraubung f (Insur)

pilfer

(ˈpilfə) verb
to steal (small things). He pilfered enough pieces of wood from the factory to make a chair.
ˈpilferage noun
ˈpilferer noun
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Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate Committee on Public Services, said she is poised to conduct an investigation on the incidents of pilferage in airports which, she said, has put at risk the safety and security of travelers.
644 calling for an inquiry into cases of alleged pilferage to ensure the safety and security of passengers inside Philippine airports.
The arrested persons were involved in meter tempering and power pilferage.
The officials said complaints about pilferage from passenger's luggage are invariably investigated by the PIA' s Security Division.
Since assuming office, Minister for Power Awais Leghari took some urgent and important measures and brought in much needed legislation to check the issues of over billing and power pilferage but speaking in the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Energy the Minister admitted the failure to tackle the matter of power theft.
They also urged people to come forward and make collective efforts for preventing power pilferage in the area.
ISLAMABAD -- National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Friday demanded a detailed report on cases of pilferage and stealing from passenger luggage by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) baggage handlers at airports.
Similarly steps are also being taken to check incidents of Theft / pilferage of coal: Radio-Frequency Identification Device (RFID) based Boom Barriers and CCTV camera at weighbridges, GPRS based vehicle tracking system with geofencing, CCTV camera at strategic locations of all mines have been installed.
System loss refers to unbilled power caused by pilferage and physical loss of energy when electricity passes through distribution lines, which can be passed on to consumers as stated under Republic Act 7832, or the Anti-Electricity and Electric Transmission Lines/Materials Pilferage Act of 1994.
He told the two executives that he would relieve airport officials 'if there will be another pilferage that will happen again.
A spokesman of PESCO has said that drive against illegal use of electricity and direct hooks will continue and warned the power pilferers stop pilferage in the larger interest of the nation.
As every year, the DJB has constituted an enforcement team to survey areas from where complaints about pilferage and water theft are reported, and issue corresponding challans to the residents.