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theft

noun \ˈtheft\

: the act or crime of stealing

Full Definition of THEFT

1
a :  the act of stealing; specifically :  the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it
b :  an unlawful taking (as by embezzlement or burglary) of property
2
obsolete :  something stolen
3
:  a stolen base in baseball

Examples of THEFT

  1. The theft of the jewelry and other valuables was immediately reported to the police.
  2. He was found guilty of theft.

Origin of THEFT

Middle English thiefthe, from Old English thīefth; akin to Old English thēof thief
First Known Use: before 12th century

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