thiev·ery /ˈθivri, ˈθivə-/
1. The practice of stealing; theft; thievishness.
Among the Spartans, thievery was a practice morally good and honest. --South.
2. That which is stolen. [Obs.]
n : the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the
thieving is awful at Kennedy International" [syn: larceny,
theft, thieving, stealing]