thievery

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noun thiev·ery \ˈthēv-rē, ˈthē-və-\

Definition of thievery

plural

thieveries

  1. :  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

1568


THIEVERY Defined for English Language Learners

thievery

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Definition of thievery for English Language Learners

  • : the act of stealing


THIEVERY Defined for Kids

thievery

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noun thiev·ery \ˈthē-və-rē\

Definition of thievery for Students

  1. :  theft



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