index larceny, misappropriation, theft

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The act of theft. Also used to refer to the items stolen — for example, "He hid the pilferage in his car."
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   a crime of theft of little things, usually from shipments or baggage.
   See also: theft

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • pilferage — (n.) 1620s, from PILFER (Cf. pilfer) + AGE (Cf. age) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pilferage — [pil′fər ij] n. 1. the act or practice of pilfering 2. something pilfered …   English World dictionary

  • pilferage — pilfer pil‧fer [ˈpɪlfə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] to steal small amounts of things, or things that are not worth much, especially from an office, factory etc: • An employee has been charged with pilfering a set of automobile wheels. pilfering noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • pilferage — noun A recurrent theft of small items of little value. Still, there is pilferage, mysterious discrepancies eating into the percentages …   Wiktionary

  • pilferage — pilfer ► VERB ▪ steal (things of little value). DERIVATIVES pilferage noun. ORIGIN Old French pelfrer to pillage …   English terms dictionary

  • pilferage — noun see pilfer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pilferage — /pil feuhr ij/, n. 1. the act or practice of pilfering; petty theft. 2. something that is pilfered. [1620 30; PILFER + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pilferage — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The crime of taking someone else s property without consent: larceny, steal, theft, thievery. Slang: rip off. See CRIMES …   English dictionary for students

  • pilferage — pil·fer·age || pɪlÉ™rɪdÊ’ n. theft, act of stealing; act of dragging, act of pulling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pilferage — pil·fer·age …   English syllables

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