petty larceny


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petty larceny

n.
Variant of petit larceny.

petty larceny

n
(Law) a variant spelling of petit larceny

pet′ty

(or pet′it) lar′ceny


n.
larceny in which the value of the goods taken is below a certain legally specified amount.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petty larceny - larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
References in classic literature ?
This functionary, being, of course, well used to such scenes; looking upon all kinds of robbery, from petty larceny up to housebreaking or ventures on the highway, as matters in the regular course of business; and regarding the perpetrators in the light of so many customers coming to be served at the wholesale and retail shop of criminal law where he stood behind the counter; received Mr Brass's statement of facts with about as much interest and surprise, as an undertaker might evince if required to listen to a circumstantial account of the last illness of a person whom he was called in to wait upon professionally; and took Kit into custody with a decent indifference.
After all, that is nothing; petty larceny, six months at the most.
The felony fraud charge against Lewis May eventually was dismissed, but May Construction pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of petty larceny and paid a $500 fine in 2010.
OD Jubilee, The Black Crowes tribute band with special guests Petty Larceny, the local Tom Petty tribute band, 8:30 p.
Singh's wife, Neha Punjani-Singh, 30, also pleaded guilty to petty larceny and left the court with a 'conditional discharge' sentence.
Cap seems to suggest that this amounts to petty larceny, warranting a slap on the wrist, not jail time
A punishment that remained on the books in Canada until very recently, whipping was most often routinely prescribed for petty larceny (theft under $10).
He also pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after an arrest in 1998 for petty larceny, which was dropped before arraignment to possession of stolen property, and after an arrest in 1999 for trespassing.
Robinson faces three charges of petty larceny and endangering the welfare of a child.
Burak pleaded guilty to petty larceny and received a conditional discharge, according to a spokesperson for the DA.
They seem keen enough for an age group that is generally tarred as bone-idle and interested only in knife crime and petty larceny, and it's a good job they're here to boost what looks a fairly meagre gate.
Among names of America's new year's babies was Petty Larceny - "This indicates a weakness on the part of the child's father" we judged - and Filthy McNasty, along with Seven Times Shalt Thou Walk Around Jericho, "Thou" for short.