What does the word theft mean?

Usage examples for theft

  1. I am not guilty of the theft, but things look blue for me. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  2. He's heard of the theft of the fan and acts a little embarrassed. – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  3. Thus Mr. Baxter came into possession of his own again, and when Field and Melling were sufficiently recovered they were charged with the theft of the papers. – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton