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thievery

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noun thiev·ery \ˈthēv-rē, ˈthē-və-\

Simple Definition of thievery

  • : the act of stealing

Full Definition of thievery

plural thiev·er·ies

  1. :  the act or practice or an instance of stealing :  theft

Examples of thievery

  1. a case of suspected thievery

  2. <a man who has a history of petty thievery and narcotics peddling>



1568

First Known Use of thievery

1568



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