Pilferage vs. Theft

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Main Difference

The main difference between Pilferage and Theft is that the Pilferage is a theft of part of the contents of a package and Theft is a act of taking another's property without permission or consent.

  • Pilferage (noun)

    The recurrent theft of small items of little value.

  • Theft (noun)

    The act of stealing property.

  • Pilferage (noun)

    the action of stealing things of little value

    "surveillance practices reduce theft and pilferage in the workplace"

    "the pilferage of food is widespread"

  • Theft (noun)

    the action or crime of stealing

    "the latest theft happened at a garage"

    "he was convicted of theft"

Oxford Dictionary
Webster Dictionary
  • Pilferage (noun)

    the act of stealing small amounts or small articles

  • Theft (noun)

    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully;

    "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"

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