petit theft

noun

Definition of petit theft

US, law
: the crime of stealing something that does not have a high value

Word by Word Definitions

petit play
  1. : petty

theft play
  1. : the act of stealing

  2. : an unlawful taking (as by embezzlement or burglary) of property

  3. : a stolen base in baseball


Law Dictionary

petit theft

noun

legal Definition of petit theft

: petty theft at theft

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