theft


theft

noun

  1. the act of stealing; the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods or property of another; larceny.
  2. an instance of this.
  3. Archaic. something stolen.

noun

  1. criminal law the dishonest taking of property belonging to another person with the intention of depriving the owner permanently of its possession
  2. rare something stolen

n.Old English þeofð (West Saxon þiefð), from Proto-Germanic *theubitho (cf. Old Frisian thiufthe, Old Norse þyfð), from *theubaz “thief” (see thief) + suffix -itha (cognate with Latin -itatem).

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