- the act or practice of thieving; theft.
- something taken by theft.
Origin of thievery
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Examples from the Web for thievery
He was also swept about in the music of D.C., a scene which gave rise to such acts as Fugazi and Thievery Corporation.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy
December 27, 2014
The majority want the thievery on Wall Street to be stopped.GOP Will Show No Mercy
October 29, 2010
Lively it was; but its liveliness was not all thievery and violence.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
But if you can prove that you are really a master in your thievery I will let you go free.
But in most cases he does them in order to escape the natural consequences of his thievery.
Master, be one of them; its an honourable kind 40 of thievery.Two Gentlemen of Verona
In that one terrible moment he knew that his thievery had been found out.Fred Fenton on the Crew
Word Origin and History for thievery
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