• (British) IPA: /ˈθiːv.(ə)ɹ.i/

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.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, IV. iv. 42:
      Injurious Time now, with a robber's haste, / Crams his rich thievery up, he knows not how;

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