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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
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