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pet·it larcenyalso pet·ty larceny (pĕt′ē)
The theft of property whose value is below a certain specified amount, making the theft a misdemeanor rather than a felony.
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nAlso called: petty larceny
1. (Law) (formerly in England) the stealing of property valued at 12 pence or under. Abolished 1827
2. (Law) (in some states of the US) the theft of property having a value below a certain figure
petit larcenist n
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(or pet′it) lar′ceny
larceny in which the value of the goods taken is below a certain legally specified amount.
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|Noun||1.||petit 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"
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