pilferage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pilferage the act of stealing small amounts or small articles
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pilferage The act of pilfering; also things pilfered.
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Usage

In literature:

The imperfect protection of a tarpaulin was, and is, a great temptation to pilferage.
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
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In news:

As if paying to check your bags weren't bad enough, you also run the risk of pilferage.
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