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Thief's Curse

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The Harry Potter Canon

"I would advise you to buy it, because if you read it too long without handing over money you will find yourself the object of a Thief's Curse..."
-- Albus Dumbledore (QA)

An unspecified bit of nastiness which can be cast on someone who steals something.

References from the canon

  • People who stand too long reading Quidditch Through the Ages in a shop without buying it might find themselves the object of this curse (QA).

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