Theft Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Theft, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Theft?

It is the common term used for the act of wrongly and dishonestly taking away someone elses’ property without his/her consent usually to dispose it off for monetary gains as well as depriving the real owner of it.It is also commonly used for crimes like tresspassing, embezzlement, looting, burglary etc though all of these have different methods of formation. It is also used as synonym to larceny also.