larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing(noun)
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
"the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
The act of stealing property.
Etymology: þyft, þeoft, earlier þiefþ, þeofþ, from þiubiþō, from þeubaz. Cognate with Old Norse þeoft, þeofð and (obsolete) Dutch diefte. Compare thief, -th.
the act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same; larceny
the thing stolen
In common usage, theft is the taking of another person's property without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. The word is also used as an informal shorthand term for some crimes against property, such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, shoplifting, library theft and fraud. In some jurisdictions, theft is considered to be synonymous with larceny; in others, theft has replaced larceny. Someone who carries out an act of or makes a career of theft is known as a thief. The act of theft is known by terms such as stealing, thieving, wicksing, and filching. Theft is the name of a statutory offence in California, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Victoria.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
theft, n. act of thieving.—adj. Theft′ūous, thievish.—adv. Theft′ūously. [A.S. theófth, thýfth—theóf, thief.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Unlawful act of taking property.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'theft' in Nouns Frequency: #1857
The numerical value of theft in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of theft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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I visited Tyndall, and I saw the damage that still exists there. This theft of funding for an essential life-safety project adds insult to injury for our state and the servicemembers living and working there.
A freeze is a bit more time consuming and not as convenient as a fraud alert product. But it's certainly necessary if you have been a victim or suspect that you've been a victim of identity theft.
The FBI has concluded the Government of North Korea is responsible for the theft and destruction of data on the network of Sony Pictures Entertainment, attribution to North Korea is based on intelligence from the FBI, the U.S. intelligence community, DHS, foreign partners and the private sector.
The settlement provides some compensation right now, but the risk of identity theft is forever.
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- oğurluq, soyğunAzerbaijani
- крадзеж, кражаBelarusian
- robatoriCatalan, Valencian
- hurto, roboSpanish
- goid, meirle, gadachdScottish Gaelic
- 도둑질, 절도Korean
- tyveri, tjuveriNorwegian
- tjuveriNorwegian Nynorsk
- aniʼį́į́ʼ, aneestʼį́į́ʼNavajo, Navaho
- roubo, furtoPortuguese
- воровство, хищение, кража, угонRussian
- krȁđa, кра̏ђаSerbo-Croatian
- çalma, soygun, hırsızlıkTurkish
- крадіжка, покража, крадіжUkrainian
- trộm cắp, ăn trộmVietnamese
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