thievery

noun thiev·ery \ ˈthēv-rē , ˈthē-və- \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of thievery

plural thieveries
: the act or practice or an instance of stealing : theft

Examples of thievery in a Sentence

  1. a case of suspected thievery

  2. a man who has a history of petty thievery and narcotics peddling

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First Known Use of thievery

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THIEVERY Defined for English Language Learners

thievery

Definition of thievery for English Language Learners

  • : the act of stealing


THIEVERY Defined for Kids

thievery

noun thiev·ery \ ˈthē-və-rē \

Definition of thievery for Students

: theft


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