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lar·ce·ny

 (lär′sə-nē)
n. pl. lar·ce·nies
The unlawful taking and removing of another's personal property with the intent of permanently depriving the owner; theft.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman larcin, theft, from Latin latrōcinium, robbery, from latrō, robber, mercenary, ultimately from Greek latron, pay, hire.]

larceny

(ˈlɑːsɪnɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Law) law (formerly) a technical word for theft
[C15: from Old French larcin, from Latin lātrocinium robbery, from latrō robber]
ˈlarcenist, ˈlarcener n
ˈlarcenous adj
ˈlarcenously adv

lar•ce•ny

(ˈlɑr sə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
Law. the wrongful taking of the personal goods of another.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French *larcinie, Old French larcin theft < Latin latrōcinium robbery <latrōcin(ārī) to rob, orig. serve as a mercenary, derivative of latrō mercenary, thief]
lar′ce•nist, lar′ce•ner, n.
lar′ce•nous, adj.
lar′ce•nous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.larceny - the act of taking something from someone unlawfullylarceny - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
breach of trust with fraudulent intent - larceny after trust rather than after unlawful taking
felony - a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
embezzlement, misappropriation, peculation, misapplication, defalcation - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
pilferage - the act of stealing small amounts or small articles
shoplifting, shrinkage - the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store; "shrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting"
robbery - larceny by threat of violence
biopiracy - biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use
grand larceny, grand theft - larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
petit larceny, petty, petty larceny - larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
skimming - failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it
rustling - the stealing of cattle

larceny

noun (Law) theft, stealing, robbery, burglary, pilfering, misappropriation, purloining He now faces two to 20 years in prison on grand larceny charges.

larceny

noun
The crime of taking someone else's property without consent:
Slang: rip-off.
Translations
varkaus

larceny

[ˈlɑːsənɪ] N (Jur) → hurto m, robo m
grand larceny (US) → hurto m mayor
petty larcenyhurto m menor

larceny

[ˈlɑːrsəni] nvol m

larceny

n (Jur) → Diebstahl m

larceny

[ˈlɑːsənɪ] n (Law) → furto
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If my clerk was here, I'd set ye in the stocks, I would, or lay ye in jail for prowling up and down, on the look-out for petty larcenies, ye limb of a gipsy.
That we undertake to guard our people against inconveniences, larcenies and pillage.
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Within the city limits, there were three more homicides in 2002 than 2001, one more rape and 11 more robberies and larcenies each.
Edward Stokes, 39, St Margaret's Caravan Site, Ballymun, pleaded guilty to a series of larcenies on dates between January 1 and March 3, 1998 in Kildare, Cavan, Dublin and Meath.
DUDLEY - A father and son began serving one-year sentences yesterday at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction in connection with fires and larcenies at country clubs in Charlton and Southbridge.
There were 170 more violent crimes reported from January to September in 2002 compared with those in 2001, as well as 131 more auto thefts, 65 additional larcenies and one more homicide.
Accordingly, the Savannah, Georgia, Police Department (SPD) targeted larcenies to reduce their occurrence, decrease the crime rate, and to improve the quality of life for all of its residents.