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thief

noun bandit, contrabandist, criminal, defalcator, defaulter, defrauder, depredator, embezzler, lawbreaker, lifter, marauder, outlaw, peculator, pilferer, pillager, pirate, purloiner, robber, stealer, swindler
Associated concepts: burglary, larceny, robbery
See also: burglar, convict, criminal, embezzler, hoodlum, lawbreaker, outlaw

THIEF, crimes. One who has been guilty of larceny or theft.

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