The recurrent theft of small items of little value.
The act of stealing property.
the act of stealing small amounts or small articles
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.
the action of stealing things of little value
‘surveillance practices reduce theft and pilferage in the workplace’; ‘the pilferage of food is widespread’;
The thing stolen.
‘If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, . . . he shall restore double.’;
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully;
‘the thieving is awful at Kennedy International’;
the action or crime of stealing
‘the latest theft happened at a garage’; ‘he was convicted of theft’;
Theft is the taking of another person's property or services without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. The word theft is also used as an informal shorthand term for some crimes against property, such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, shoplifting, library theft or fraud.