Definition of Theft

1. Noun. The act of taking something from someone unlawfully. "The thieving is awful at Kennedy International"




Definition of Theft

1. n. The act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same; larceny.

Definition of Theft

1. Noun. The act of stealing property. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Theft

1. the act of stealing [n -S]

Medical Definition of Theft

1. Unlawful act of taking property. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Theft

thee sen
theed
theedom
theeing
theek
theeked
theeking
theeks
theelin
theelins
theelol
theelols
theer
thees
theeself
theft (current term)
theft by finding
theftable
theftbote
thefteous
theftful
theftless
theftproof
thefts
theftuous
theftuously
thegn
thegndom
thegnhood
thegnly

Literary usage of Theft

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"The jury were further instructed that the word "theft," as used in the contract, .was not to be given Its usual or technical meaning; and the court declined ..."

2. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"-hi- further to be remembered that among some barbarous folks, which •re not utterly lawless, successful theft is regarded with tolerance, if not admiration ..."

3. The Law Relating to Automobile Insurance by John Simpson (1921)
"theft by Person in Insured's Employment. § 96. theft by Person in ... Cars Recovered After theft. §101. Time Within Which Recovered Car Must be Taken Back. ..."

4. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"... other men indicted of theft were to go to the ordeal swearing that they had not to their knowledge stolen to the value of five shillings—a fairly high ..."

5. The Spirit of Laws by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu (1773)
"The civilians have gone farther •, they look upon the receiver as more odious (") than the thief; (k) ibid. for were it not for the receiver, the theft, ..."

6. Criminality and Economic Conditions by Willem Adriaan Bonger (1916)
"There are two ways in which it is the cause of theft. ... theft COMMITTED FROM CUPIDITY. We have now to deal with crimes of persons who steal neither from ..."

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