I got a post graduate degree in law from the College of Law, (CPE). I know all about the definition of theft and could quote several cases which affect the meaning of each word of that definition - 'dishonesty' - 'ghosh' test (bit of an anachronism) and so on and so forth. Words which cause more problems than you could imagine in that definition include 'property', 'appropriates', 'belonging to another', 'permanently depriving' etc, etc. Hours spent pouring over Smith and Hogan have left me a chastened individual but one with a much greater respect for the upper reaches of the legal profession - we are not worthy. Believe me, minds so much greater than yours and mine (well, DEFINITELY yours) have poured over this definition and fought cases to protect the liberty of the acused through the Appeal courts and House of Lords, at the greatest cost. As an ex-law student, I can tell you that the most self-indulgent, crusty old farts in the legal profession have never written so much impenetrable, nonsensical, meaningless twaddle as your previous post contained. I was too late to say that before - but it needs saying now, I think.