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.
, taking away
, taking possession