The act of theft. Also used to refer to the items stolen — for example, "He hid the pilferage in his car."Category: Criminal LawCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
n.a crime of theft of little things, usually from shipments or baggage.See also: theft
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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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 — pilÂ·ferÂ·age || pÉªlÉ™rÉªdÊ’ n. theft, act of stealing; act of dragging, act of pulling … English contemporary dictionary
pilferage — pil·fer·age … English syllables