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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Pesco has warned electricity pilferers to stop power pilferage in the larger interest of the nation.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has detected around 12,000 suspected connections during the ongoing drive against power pilferage so far across the five circles of the company.
(PHOAI) has urged President Duterte to veto a proposed law that will prevent management from getting its share of service charges, part of which is traditionally used as buffer for losses, pilferage and breakage of hotel supplies and equipment.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the authorities concerned on Wednesday to launch a more robust campaign against gas pilferage and stressed for indiscriminate action against the elements involved in gas theft and said such elements should be exposed.
Increase in gas price for the domestic consumers will not substantially reduce the losses accrued by the gas companies due large scale pilferage by industrial and commercial consumers and filling the fiscal hole.
As many as 15 people were arrested for power pilferage and 19 tampered meters were removed from different premises.
Lahore -- In continuation of SNGPL's task force team's crackdown against gas pilferage, General Manager Lahore, Mr.
He said action has been taken against the power pilferage. Thirty thousand cases were registered and about three thousand people involved in the pilferage were sent behind the bars.
FAISALABAD: FESCO team has claimed to detect huge power pilferage in a furnace steel mill at Sammundri road and removed its power transformer.
All baggage loaders are also equipped with body cameras to curb pilferage, he added.
However, the court said the Anti-Electricity and Electric Transmission Lines/Materials Pilferage Act of 1994 punishes mere storage, possession or keeping of transmission materials without the owner's consent.
Its performance in Cebu has been "exemplary" for the past 27 years with no recorded cases of pilferage. As testament to its service excellence, it currently handles over 70 percent of the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA)'s ground handling operations.