grand larceny


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grand larceny

n.
The more serious form of larceny, as distinguished from petit larceny, based on the monetary value of the stolen item.

grand larceny

n
1. (Law) (formerly in England) the theft of property valued at over 12 pence. Abolished in 1827
2. (Law) (in some states of the US) the theft of property of which the value is above a specified figure, varying from state to state but usually being between $25 and $60

grand′ lar′ceny


n.
larceny in which the value of the goods taken is above a certain legally specified amount. Compare petty larceny.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grand larceny - larceny of property having a value greater 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"
petit larceny, petty, petty larceny - larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
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