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theft

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noun \ˈtheft\

Simple Definition of theft

  • : the act or crime of stealing

Full Definition of theft

  1. 1a :  the act of stealing; specifically :  the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of itb :  an unlawful taking (as by embezzlement or burglary) of property

  2. 2 obsolete :  something stolen

  3. 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

Rhymes with theft



THEFT Defined for Kids

theft

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noun \ˈtheft\

Definition of theft

  1. :  the act of stealing





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