Definition of thievery
: the act or practice or an instance of stealing : theft
Examples of thievery in a Sentence
a case of suspected thievery
a man who has a history of petty thievery and narcotics peddling
Recent Examples of thievery from the Web
This misperception—the colonialism, pillaging and thievery—has led to one unfortunate misapprehension: that people cannot be both African and LGBTQ.
But such systematized thievery has become entrenched in an economy that is more corrupt than ever.
Published discussions of tailgate thievery note that the items are expensive, often costing $1000 or more to replace.
Now, another German institution has been hit by thievery.
But Duarte's alleged thievery and his wife's ability to fly to London and escape criminal charges was over the top even for them.
In a recent interview, Ms. Alcántara sought to distance herself from gas thievery.
While most plants rely on the sun for energy and food, some pursue a strange alternative stratagem: thievery.
Hollywood accuses the geeks of thievery, and Silicon Valley accuses the moguls of gouging consumers and prolonging the inevitable–that their content will be universally available to all.
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Definition of thievery for English Language Learners
: the act of stealing
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