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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MIRPUR (AJK) -- A comprehensive drive has been launched by the AJK electricity department across the state to end line losses, besides the unlawful act of power pilferage.
He told that the new meters will be installed in Shehbaz Nagar and other localities situated at Daewoo Road which would also help in checking pilferage of water supply.
The CEO Pesco has directed all the field formations to speed up the drive against illegal use of electricity and root out the power pilferage and kunda culture which is main cause of the company's line losses and is a hindrance in the smooth power supply of the electricity to the consumers.
Talking to a TV channelaACAU he said stopping pilferage of gas and electricity could be helpful to reduce energy problem.
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.
The government reported 230 cases of pilferage of pipelines during the past five years.
Transformer Technology Assists in Identifying Pilferage of Electric Power
Shrinkage--the retail industry's euphemism for pilferage of both cash and merchandise--was estimated to cost the industry more than $33 billion in 2001," says Leonard D.
CEO PESCO has directed the concerned to speed up the drive against illegal use of electricity and root out power pilferage so that company's line losses could be controlled.
MULTAN -- Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said the Government has devised a policy to check power pilferage, reduce lines losses and increase electricity supplies.
The power supply system was severely over loaded due to massive power pilferage in the said sub division and was causing frequent power break downs.