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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.]
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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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||larceny - 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
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noun (Law) theft, stealing, robbery, burglary, pilfering, misappropriation, purloining He now faces two to 20 years in prison on grand larceny charges.
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larceny[ˈlɑːsənɪ] N (Jur) → hurto m, robo m
grand larceny (US) → hurto m mayor
petty larceny → hurto m menor
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
larceny[ˈlɑːrsəni] n → vol m
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n (Jur) → Diebstahl m
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larceny[ˈlɑːsənɪ] n (Law) → furto
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