petty theft

noun

Definition of petty theft

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

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“Petty theft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petty%20theft. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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petty theft

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— see theft

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