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Theft

n.1.(Law) 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.
2.The thing stolen.
If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, . . . he shall restore double.
- Ex. xxii. 4.
Noun1.Thefttheft - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"

THEFT, crimes. This word is sometimes used as synonymous with larceny, (q.v.) but it is not so technical. Ayliffe's Pand. 581 2 Swift's Dig. 309.
     2. In the Scotch law, this is a proper and technical word, and signifies the secret and felonious abstraction of the property of another for sake of lucre, without his consent. Alison, Princ. Cr. Law of Scotl. 250.

acquisition, appropriation, boosting, caper, claiming, embezzlement, filch, filching, grab, heist, hijacking, job, lift, lifting, pilferage, pilfering, pinch, pinching, possession, purloining, reception, rip-off, robbing, score, shoplifting, snitching, steal, stealage, swiping, taking, taking away, taking possession, thieving, touch
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