thievery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thievery the act of taking something from someone unlawfully "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thievery That which is stolen.
    • Thievery The practice of stealing; theft; thievishness. "Among the Spartans, thievery was a practice morally good and honest."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thievery The act or practice of stealing; theft.
    • n thievery That which is stolen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Thievery the practice of thieving
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. theĆ³fian.

Usage

In literature:

He saw how his background of wholesale thievery would serve him in the general eye.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Could you wanton yourself to the base practices of mere thievery?
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
I refer to Lesson Seven, 'Petty Thievery, Detecting Same, Charges Therefor.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
Some laws not on the books governed him in such matters, so that he never became an accomplice in these forms of thievery.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
To the average humane person the loss of a pet, whether through thievery or death itself, brings a very real sorrow for a time.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
Rick rejected the idea that this was common thievery.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
From mere trickery and deceit it is but a step to out-and-out thievery.
"The Auto Boys' Mystery" by James A. Braden
He had a coalition of thievery against him now.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
He decides for the pair of eyes from which the least thievery sparkles.
"Pandora's Box" by Frank Wedekind
Yet a wiser, saner self told me that this was no business of thievery.
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin
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In news:

Our Nautique Navigates SF Mile Thievery .
Mali Islamists amputate man's hand for " thievery ".
Four Day Weekend, Thievery Corporation, The Heavy.
Thievery Corporation, The Heavy, Nice Nice, and a four day concert series.
Thievery Corporation performs Saturday at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Voter Suppression 'Shameless Thievery '.
Today's perpetrators of gas pump thievery .
Vet fights on after act of thievery .
INTERVIEWS Thievery Corporation Kick Off US Tour.
Thievery Corporation / Photo by Nestor Diaz.
Thievery Corporation, "Culture of Fear".
Seems like the paper is absolutely determined to expose all Buddhist fraud and thievery these days.
'Tis the season for shopping and thievery .
Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza DJ Set.
Well-paid player busted for thievery .
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