thievery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From thieve +‎ -ery. Compare Old Frisian deverie ("thievery; theft"; > West Frisian dieverij; Saterland Frisian Däiweräi), Dutch dieverij ‎(thievery), German Low German Deveree ‎(thievery; theft), German Dieberei ‎(thievery), Danish tyveri ‎(thievery; theft; larceny), Swedish tjuveri ‎(thievery).

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Noun[edit]

thievery ‎(plural thieveries)

  1. The act of theft, the act of stealing.
    This instance of thievery will not be overlooked.
  2. (obsolete) That which is stolen.