Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or practice of thieving.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or practice of stealing; theft.
  • noun That which is stolen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The practice of stealing; theft; thievishness.
  • noun obsolete That which is stolen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of theft, the act of stealing.
  • noun obsolete That which is stolen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

Etymologies

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From thieve +‎ -ery

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