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.
Lim said Malaysia, Turkey and Pakistan should pool their resources to make Islamic civilisation great again, but must steer clear of what he coined as 'klepto-theocracy', which he described as a culture of peddling lies, falsehoods, distrust, suspicion, hatred and supporting thievery and corruption.
Jawahri said the government should fail this conspiracy and this major thievery and return the right of the Iraqis through negotiations with the Kurdistan Regional Government on 600 thousand barrels instead of 250 thousand barrels." / End
'We don't have (recorded) major incidents received although there are complaints but it is only minor like the thievery in Calinan School but the suspect was arrested,' Brig.
He has been caught in thievery in many places, especially in Pakistan.
Neither will the trappings of wealth mask [nor] cap the stink that thievery exudes.' (President Duterte's third State of the Nation Address).
I had heard of Vibronics from Eric Hinton of Thievery Corporation during a chitchat years ago.
The extent of thievery can be gauged from the fact that billions are being detected deposited in the accounts of very poor people.
It will interest you to note that both the Bible and Quran abhor or frown on thievery, and to buttress this, let us look at Exodus 20:15 (Holy Bible) and Quran 5:38.
Cotabato City - Police operatives led by City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi nabbed 10 suspected snatchers in various places here on Wednesday following complaints from numerous victims of snatching and thievery.
figure By ROBERT SHAWbr There is something encouraging about the explosion of anger over the avalanche of revelations and disclosures of the corruption and thievery epidemic in Kenya.They are bold and uninhibited.