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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 theft /ˈθɛft/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Theft n.
 1. Law The act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same; larceny.
 Note:To constitute theft there must be a taking without the owner's consent, and it must be unlawful or felonious; every part of the property stolen must be removed, however slightly, from its former position; and it must be, at least momentarily, in the complete possession of the thief. See Larceny, and the Note under Robbery.
 2. The thing stolen. [R.]
    If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, . . . he shall restore double.   --Ex. xxii. 4.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the
          thieving is awful at Kennedy International" [syn: larceny,
           thievery, thieving, stealing]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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).