thievery

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

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.