Definitions for petty larceny
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(or pet′it ) lar′ceny
larceny in which the value of the goods taken is below a certain legally specified amount.
Origin of petty larceny:
petit larceny, petty larceny, petty(noun)
larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
A misdemeanor larceny; an act of theft wherein the amount stolen is insufficient to constitute grand larceny.
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