Origin of pilferage
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Examples from the Web for pilferage
The imperfect protection of a tarpaulin was, and is, a great temptation to pilferage.
The damage and losses by pilferage of certain descriptions of goods are enormous.
- the act or practice of stealing small quantities or articles
- the amount so stolen
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Word Origin and History for pilferage
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