the act of stealing; the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods or property of another; larceny.
an instance of this.
Archaic. something stolen.
The underwear belonged to band member Liam Payne, who witnessed the theft.
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He and his band are untainted by political skullduggery and economic interest, not to mention accusations of theft.
Voting For Yair Lapid, Israel’s Maimonides Rabbi Daniel Landes February 3, 2013
Vandalism, theft, and verbal threats were everyday occurrences.
The ‘Yobs’ Are the Problem Francis Gilbert August 10, 2011
But the theft of a few hundred shells or warheads would be much harder to detect.
Will Hizbullah Get Syria’s WMD if Assad Goes Down? Dan Ephron December 24, 2011
This probably cost him his home state of Tennessee—which would have secured the presidency for him, despite the theft of Florida.
For Obama, Romney, and America, Gun Control Is Dead Robert Shrum July 23, 2012
The ominous statement “Property is theft” was directed only against this.
Anarchism E. V. Zenker
It was the first time in many years that one of the employees had been thus accused of theft.
Within the Law Marvin Dana
Second, that I will prevent, to the utmost of my power, theft and every fraud in all ranks of men.
Edwy the Fair or the First Chronicle of Aescendune A. D. Crake
What has all this to do with the question of theft in the store?
Within the Law Marvin Dana
They are taken at birth into an environment of theft, drunkenness, and vice.
Not Guilty Robert Blatchford
(criminal law) the dishonest taking of property belonging to another person with the intention of depriving the owner permanently of its possession
(rare) something stolen
Old English þeofð (West Saxon þiefð), from Proto-Germanic *theubitho (cf. Old Frisian thiufthe, Old Norse þyfð), from *theubaz “thief” (see thief) + suffix -itha (cognate with Latin -itatem).
Punished by restitution, the proportions of which are noted in 2 Sam. 12:6. If the thief could not pay the fine, he was to be sold to a Hebrew master till he could pay (Ex. 22:1-4). A night-thief might be smitten till he died, and there would be no blood-guiltiness for him (22:2). A man-stealer was to be put to death (21:16). All theft is forbidden (Ex. 20:15; 21:16; Lev. 19:11; Deut. 5:19; 24:7; Ps. 50:18; Zech. 5:3; Matt. 19:18; Rom. 13:9; Eph. 4:28; 1 Pet. 4:15).
a person versed in theology, especially Christian theology; divine. Contemporary Examples His father, the brilliant Presbyterian theologian Francis Schaeffer, was the intellectual father of the movement. The Christian-Right Whistleblower Michelle Goldberg June 23, 2011 The second-century Christian theologian Tertullian once said “It is certain because it is impossible.” Bad Faith on Two States Shaul Magid […]
of, relating to, or involved with : a theological student. based upon the nature and will of God as revealed to humans. Contemporary Examples Being a massively successful evangelical star requires as much entrepreneurship as theological depth. Can Nadia Bolz-Weber Resurrect Liberal Christianity? Jonathan D. Fitzgerald November 23, 2013 Much of the theological dispute might […]
to theorize or speculate upon subjects. to make ; treat . verb (intransitive) to speculate upon theological subjects, engage in theological study or discussion, or formulate theological arguments (transitive) to render theological or treat from a theological point of view
the field of study and analysis that treats of God and of God’s attributes and relations to the universe; study of divine things or religious truth; divinity. a particular form, system, branch, or course of this study. Contemporary Examples For the progressive left, social activism grounded in faith and theology crested in the 1960s. How […]