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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.]
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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
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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.
lar′ce•nous, adj.
lar′ce•nous•ly, adv.
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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
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larceny

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

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

larceny

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

[ˈlɑːrsəni] nvol m
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larceny

n (Jur) → Diebstahl m
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larceny

[ˈlɑːsənɪ] n (Law) → furto
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They were not just 'petty thieves' they were grand larcenists. Consider the addition to their personal assets abroad while the country was heading towards economical catastrophe?
They were not just "petty thieves" they were grand larcenists. Consider the addition to their personal assets abroad while the country was heading towards economical catastrophe?
Islamists obtained power prior to planning for ruling people and want to impose Shariah just to apply Islamic penalty of amputating the hands of larcenists, confine women freedom, restricting human rights and stressed tolerance for other religion.
If he hadn't already made a Prohibition-era Western called "Lawless," director John Hillcoat might as well have saved that title for "Triple 9," a modern-day heist thriller of unusually grim, coiled intensity: About as far removed as possible from the suave leisure-suit larcenists of an "Ocean's Eleven" caper, the desperate crooks trying to pull off one last job here are a bunch of corrupt cops and ex-soldiers in Atlanta, navigating a shadowy urban labyrinth with no chance of escape or redemption in sight.
It's definitely not the scot-free bankers and the Royal Mailprivatising Tory larcenists. It's them folk down at the food bank, the ones with no jobs and too many children.
According to Tehranian, copyright law has turned everyone into "grand larcenists." (15)