larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealingnoun
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
If we assume that there was criminal motivation, all of the Social Security numbers are very useful in identity theft.
While intervening in a vehicle theft in Cherbourg, two police officers were injured.
It would be easy to open the pipes and say: 'The situation is normal again,' but we will not knowingly allow the theft to persist... We'll resist all pressures, whatever they are.
These camps keep our memories alive, despite all the adversity out there, there are unfortunately incidents again and again such as the theft of the Dachau gate last year that are disturbing.
We got significant outcomes on trade secrets which is a really big issue, this is where China clarified its intent to make preliminary injunctions and meaningful remedies and other judicial protections more easily accessible to those who are confronting trade secret theft ... It's a big deal.
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- soyğun, oğurluqAzerbaijani
- кража, крадзежBelarusian
- robatoriCatalan, Valencian
- robo, hurtoSpanish
- meirle, gadachd, goidScottish Gaelic
- 도둑질, 절도Korean
- tjuveri, tyveriNorwegian
- tjuveriNorwegian Nynorsk
- aneestʼį́į́ʼ, aniʼį́į́ʼNavajo, Navaho
- furto, rouboPortuguese
- кража, угон, воровство, хищениеRussian
- krȁđa, кра̏ђаSerbo-Croatian
- çalma, hırsızlık, soygunTurkish
- крадіжка, крадіж, покражаUkrainian
- ăn trộm, trộm cắpVietnamese
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