[ theft ]
/ θɛft /
the act of stealing; the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods or property of another; larceny.
an instance of this.
Archaic. something stolen.
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Origin of theft
OTHER WORDS FROM theftan·ti·theft, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antitheft (1 of 2)
/ (ˌæntɪˈθɛft) /
(of a device, campaign, system, etc) designed to prevent theft
British Dictionary definitions for antitheft (2 of 2)
/ (θɛft) /
criminal law the dishonest taking of property belonging to another person with the intention of depriving the owner permanently of its possession
rare something stolen
Derived forms of thefttheftless, adjective
Word Origin for theft
Old English thēofth; related to Old Norse thӯfth, Old Frisian thiūvethe, Middle Dutch düfte; see thief
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