Theft

[θ_ˈɛ_f_t], [θˈɛft], [θˈɛft]

Definitions of theft:

  1.   The taking possession of the goods or movables of another secretly without leave or with violence; the act of stealing.
  2.   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.
  3.   The act of stealing; robbery; the property stolen.
  4.   Unlawful act of taking property.
  5.   Act of stealing; private felonious taking of another person's goods; the thing stolen.
  6.   the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; " the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
  7.   The act of stealing; larceny.
  8.   Act of stealing.
  9.   That which is stolen.
  10.   Act of thieving.
  11.   The thing stolen.

Quotes for theft:

  1. As part of my efforts to fight identity theft I worked with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee to strengthen consumer protection with a reasonable notification requirement. – Melissa Bean
  2. Identity theft is one of the fastest -growing crimes in the nation- especially in the suburbs. – Melissa Bean
  3. I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong, but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden, by simply locking you up. – Karel Capek
  4. Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  5. As problems like identity theft become more prevalent, now more than ever, Americans need to take their financial health seriously- and this information is of the utmost importance. – Ruben Hinojosa
  6. High bankruptcy rates, increased credit card debt, and identity theft make it imperative that all of us take an active role in providing financial and economic education during all stages of one's life. – Ruben Hinojosa
  7. Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft In self defence, anything goes. – Imelda Marcos
  8. To use for our exclusive benefit what is not ours is theft – Jose Marti
  9. Each and every Notary Public plays a crucial role in combating identity theft They serve as our front line of defense and the public is safer because of the job they do. – Ken Salazar
  10. A libertarian presidential candidate isn't going to win anyway, so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft and it isn't the job of a libertarian presidential candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft – L. Neil Smith
  11. The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  12. I think coercive taxation is theft and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum. – William Weld

Usage examples for theft:

  1. Whoever it was who had committed the theft must have been a professional airman. ” – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  2. Yet it is liable for ordinary negligence in protecting passengers from loss by theft – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  3. That Wardrop was in a bad position there could be no doubt; there might be more men than Fleming who had known about the money in the leather bag, and who thought he had taken it and probably killed Fleming to hide the theft – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. The foreman maintained she was guilty both of the poisoning and the theft to which the merchant would not agree. ” – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  5. The idea of a theft he dismissed at once. ” – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James
  6. She insists that Miss Stevens is guilty of the theft of her bracelet, which disappeared on the night of the dance given by the young men of Weston High School. ” – Marjorie Dean High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
  7. And she seemed to resent quite bitterly my resemblance to Mary in her youth- as if I had committed a theft – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  8. “ " But I doubt if Rivers would sit down and drink with him, while accusing him of theft – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  9. And as they were eager to find out about the theft of the jewels from Bite's daughter, they took the prince at once to the chief of police. ” – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  10. It is sad to see one so young guilty of theft – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  11. “ For there's no doubt, now, that it was theft first, and the rest afterwards. ” – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  12. There must be no whisper of even a suspicion that an Osternau could be guilty of theft – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  13. “ I had thought it wiser not to acquaint her with the specialist's deductions as to the connection between her own affliction and the theft of Sholto. ” – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  14. But that theft I am satisfied, was committed in behalf of a rival company. ” – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  15. Brigadier, give these people in charge for theft – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  16. “ " But the theft of a heart will make the weight of my sins heavy, when my own heart is weighed," sighed the old man. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. The shape of the balloons also kept anyone from suspecting that the theft of data was the real purpose. ” – The Flying Stingaree by Harold Leland Goodwin
  18. “ I was shown into Roger's den, and confessed the theft of the document he had given me- luckily useless, without the plan. ” – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  19. Petty theft and malicious mischief are often traceable to bad home influences and the unnatural surroundings of the city. ” – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  20. Did you look under it after the theft – Loyalties (Fifth Series Plays) by John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009

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