petit theft

noun

Definition of petit theft

US, law

  1. :  the crime of stealing something that does not have a high value

Word by Word Definitions

petitplay
  1. :  petty

theftplay
  1. :  the act of stealing

    :  the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it

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


Law Dictionary

petit theft

noun

Legal Definition of petit theft

  1. :  petty theft at theft


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