thievery


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thiev·er·y

 (thē′və-rē)
n. pl. thiev·er·ies
The act or practice of thieving.

thiev•er•y

(ˈθi və ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
the act of stealing.

thievery

1. the act or practice of stealing or thieving.
2. Rare. the property stolen.
See also: Theft
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thievery - the act of taking something from someone unlawfullythievery - 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

thievery

noun stealing, theft, robbery, mugging (informal), burglary, plundering, shoplifting, embezzlement, thieving, pilfering, larceny, banditry Fountain pens caused much thievery in the classroom.

thievery

noun
The crime of taking someone else's property without consent:
Slang: rip-off.
Translations

thievery

[ˈθiːvərɪ] Nrobo m, hurto m

thievery

n (= theft)Diebstahl m
References in classic literature ?
The shops as a rule were not raised from the ground nor were their doors bolted or barred, since thievery is practically unknown upon Barsoom.
The Russian scowled, muttering an imprecation; but nothing could be gained by argument, and so he did his best to reconcile himself to his loss in the knowledge that the sailor would never reach London to enjoy the fruits of his thievery.
Some officials promote them not just as a legitimate element of Sharia law, but chiefly as a useful tool to deter thievery.
There are verses in the Old and New Testaments where God objects to homosexuality, but only in the same way that he objects to blasphemy, lying and thievery.
The Olympic Village, located at Kemah Town, Soul Clinic Community, in Paynesville was severely hit owing to the heavy rain and thievery amidst the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Decoy thievery is nothing new, but usually it's a quick poach job in the middle of the night.
The coordination of the activities of the state bodies aimed at prevention of crimes allowed to reduce the rate of thievery, disorderly conduct and robbery which make 72% of all crimes committed in the country.
17, the AKP staunchly defended those involved in acts of thievery, corruption and bribery.
He also said that measures are being taken in Kohat for infrastructural development and minimizing gas thievery.
So if you have any spare cash, and that's a big if, put it in a post office savings account unless the Minister Noonan promises an end to this thievery in next week's Budget.
When Hedgehog loses his favorite shovel, for example, he suspects a neighboring hedgehog of thievery and his suspicious mind builds a case based solely on his neighbor's annoying actions.
In the deep ocean, viruses have won safe harbor through thievery.