petty theft

noun

Definition of petty theft

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

Word by Word Definitions

petty play
  1. : having secondary rank or importance : minor, subordinate

  2. : having little or no importance or significance

  3. : marked by or reflective of narrow interests and sympathies : small-minded

theft play
  1. : the act of stealing

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

  3. : a stolen base in baseball


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petty theft

legal Definition of petty theft

see theft

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