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thievery

[thee-vuh-ree] /ˈθi və ri/
noun, plural thieveries.
1.
the act or practice of thieving; theft.
2.
something taken by theft.
Origin of thievery
1560-1570
1560-70; thieve + -ery
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n.

1560s, from thieve + -ery.

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