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Definition of "thievery" []

  • The act or practice of thieving. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thievery" in a sentence
  • "Every writer assumes that this thievery is justified, just as every tax department steals for the public good."
  • "But wheel-thievery is almost big business; Most of the Mexico City thievery comes under the headings of light fingers and anything movable."
  • "Much of the thievery is being carried out by beach vendors who wait for beach goers to go swimming."