Definitions for petty larceny

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


(or pet′it ) lar′ceny

  1. larceny in which the value of the goods taken is below a certain legally specified amount.

    Category: Law

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. petit larceny, petty larceny, petty(noun)

    larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)


  1. petty larceny(Noun)

    A misdemeanor larceny; an act of theft wherein the amount stolen is insufficient to constitute grand larceny.


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