thievery


thiev·ery

noun \ˈthēv-rē, ˈthē-və-\

: the act of stealing

plural thiev·er·ies

Full Definition of THIEVERY

:  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>

First Known Use of THIEVERY

1568

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