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  1. One who carries out a theft.
  2. (obsolete) A waster in the snuff of a candle.
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    1. “The twist comes when Wilma's handbag gets switched with that of a jewel thief.”
      “There he meets up with the wily Artful Dodger who takes him to thief and fence Fagin, who is in charge of a gang of young pickpockets.”
      “In a flash, instinct took over and he rushed outside to stop the thief and his accomplices in their tracks.”
  1. (rare) The fact or practice of thieving; theft.
  2. A place inhabited by thieves, or where thieves are in charge.
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  1. The act of theft, the act of stealing.
  2. (obsolete) That which is stolen.
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    1. “The posters now need tamper-proof perspex frames fixed to walls with special screws to prevent the thievery.”
      “It continues to operate in the region today, even though cattle rustling and other forms of thievery rarely occur.”
      “In the commanding staff, the ignorance, light-mindedness and thievery of the ruling classes found their expression.”
  1. (historical) The crime of protecting a thief from the law in exchange for stolen goods.
  1. (often as an address) The office, rank, or title of a thief; thiefhood; thiefdom
  1. The state, quality, or condition of a thief; thiefdom
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    1. “Genet's authenticity is the way he throws back at the world the very thiefhood it would have him accept. The world's thiefhood is ready made; there are crimes and there are laws and jails.”
  1. (rare) The state or conduct of a thief; thievery
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  1. The quality of being thievish.
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    1. “He is remarkable for his thievishness and his destructiveness toward small animals.”
      “He may be exuberant or even excessive, and this may cause some excitement, but we see nothing of scandal, vice, thievishness or anything of that kind in this card.”
      “For the same reason the breed has a tendency to thievishness, even though they really are very teachable and very well know what is right and wrong.”
  1. The act of stealing property.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The security laws ban treason, sedition, subversion and the theft of state secrets.”
      “Just like without the wanton slaughter, rape and theft of Native Americans and their territories there would be NO USA whatsoever!”
      “There is a lot of abuse, robbery, corruption, crime and theft of our wealth.”
  1. Rare form of thief.
  1. plural of thiever
  1. plural of theft
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  3. Examples:
    1. “In Nigeria, federal authorities are clamping down on a rash of crude oil thefts.”
      “There appears to be little hope that the rash of screener thefts from checked luggage will abate anytime soon.”
      “Last week, there was a rash of thefts from vehicles parked in SFU parking lots.”
  1. (proscribed, nonstandard) plural of thief
  2. Examples:
    1. “I grieve for Wyndham thinking cusack and the little Welchers to be the thiefs.”
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