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 for thievery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thievery \Thiev"er*y\, n.
     1. The practice of stealing; theft; thievishness.
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              Among the Spartans, thievery was a practice morally
              good and honest.                      --South.
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     2. That which is stolen. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the
           thieving is awful at Kennedy International" [syn:
           larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "thievery":
     abstraction, annexation, appropriation, boosting, conversion,
     conveyance, embezzlement, filching, fraud, graft, larceny,
     liberation, lift, lifting, pilferage, pilfering, pinch, pinching,
     poaching, purloining, scrounging, shoplifting, snatching,
     sneak thievery, snitching, steal, stealage, stealing, swindle,
     swiping, theft, thieving, touch

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