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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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References in classic literature ?
For Flask to have presumed to help himself, this must have seemed to him tantamount to larceny in the first degree.
"Oh, is it?" sneered Soapy, adding insult to petit larceny. "Well, why don't you call a policeman?
For, the fugitive out on the marshes with the ironed leg, the mysterious young man, the file, the food, and the dreadful pledge I was under to commit a larceny on those sheltering premises, rose before me in the avenging coals.
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.
It is a commercial colony of itself: the emporium of petty larceny: visited at early morning, and setting-in of dusk, by silent merchants, who traffic in dark back-parlours, and who go as strangely as they come.
In another cell, there was a German, sentenced to five years' imprisonment for larceny, two of which had just expired.
Murder, manslaughter, arson, forgery, swindling, house- breaking, highway robbery, larceny, conspiracy, fraud?
Bald bathers folded their arms and talked to Mr Podsnap on the hearthrug; sleek-whiskered bathers, with hats in their hands, lunged at Mrs Podsnap and retreated; prowling bathers, went about looking into ornamental boxes and bowls as if they had suspicions of larceny on the part of the Podsnaps, and expected to find something they had lost at the bottom; bathers of the gentler sex sat silently comparing ivory shoulders.
After all, that is nothing; petty larceny, six months at the most.
Adam Haddad was indicted last week by a Statewide Grand Jury on 18 counts of motor vehicle insurance fraud, 15 counts of larceny by false pretenses over $1,200, three counts of attempted larceny and six counts of malicious destruction of property.
The proposed acts will be submitted to the parliament, and are concerned with larceny by public employees, and regular citizens.