Definitions for larcenyˈlɑr sə ni
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lar•ce•nyˈlɑr sə ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.
Law. the wrongful taking of the personal goods of another.
Origin of larceny:
1425–75; late ME < AF *larcinie, OF larcin theft < L latrōcinium robbery <latrōcin(ārī) to rob, orig. serve as a mercenary, der. of latrō mercenary, thief
larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing(noun)
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
"the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
The unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently.
A larcenous act attributable to an individual.
That young man already has four assaults, a DUI, and a larceny on his record.
the unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf. Embezzlement
Larceny is a crime involving the wrongful acquisition of the personal property of another person. It was an offence under the common law of England and became an offence in jurisdictions which incorporated the common law of England into their own law. It has been abolished in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It remains an offense in the United States and New South Wales, Australia, involving the taking and carrying away of personal property.
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