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Another word for theft

  1. The crime of taking someone else's property without consent

      1. (Law) The taking of personal property without consent and with the intention of permanently depriving the owner of it; theft: in some states of the U.S., and formerly in England, larceny in which the value of the property equals or exceeds a specified amount is grand larceny, and larceny involving lesser amounts is petit (or petty) larceny
      2. The unlawful taking and removing of another's personal property with the intent of permanently depriving the owner; theft.
      1. The act or practice of pilfering
      2. Something pilfered
      3. A recurrent theft of small items of little value.
      1. (Slang) A bargain.
      2. Something stolen
      3. Something obtained at a cost so low as to be regarded as excessively favorable to the buyer
      1. The act or practice of stealing or an instance of this; theft
      1. A product or service that is overpriced or of poor quality.
      2. A product that is overpriced, esp. one that is inferior or an imitation
      3. Something, such as a film or story, that is clearly imitative of or based on something else.
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Another word for theft

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Synonym Study

  • Burglary in legal use implies a breaking into a house with intent to commit theft or other felony and is often restricted to such an act accomplished at night
  • Robbery is frequently used in the same general sense as theft , but in its strict legal sense implies the felonious taking of another's property from that person or in his or her immediate presence by the use of violence or intimidation
  • Theft is the general term and larceny the legal term for the unlawful or felonious taking away of another's property without his or her consent and with the intention of depriving the person of it