petit larceny

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pet·it larceny

also 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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petit 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
Also called: petty larceny
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
grand larceny, grand theft - larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
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petit larceny

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"Oh, is it?" sneered Soapy, adding insult to petit larceny. "Well, why don't you call a policeman?
Makhsudova was charged with petit larceny and suspended without pay, according to a department memo obtained by The Post.
Joseph Lee, 50, was convicted in 2000 of 10 charges ranging from attempted petit larceny to first-degree robbery and sentenced to a minimum state prison term of 21 years, five months and two days, to a maximum of 25 years.
Depending on the value of the item, it can be considered petit larceny or grand larceny.'
People are eligible for the program if they have been charged with a misdemeanor that includes petit larceny criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth or fifth degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, criminal trespass in the second or third degree, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree, disorderly conduct, or loitering in the first degree.
Goss was charged with burglary second degree, petit larceny, and possession of burglary tools.
He was charged with Resisting Arrest and Petit Larceny, class A misdemeanors, and Escape in the Second Degree, a class E felony, arraigned in Town Court and remanded to the Schoharie County Correctional Facility.
The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to one charge of grand larceny and another charge of petit larceny before Justice Kevin McGrath.
Iampaglia was arraigned in January on nine petit larceny counts for allegedly pocketing $238 from the church's collection baskets.
He was arrested and taken without incident to the city courthouse, where he was booked on charges of petit larceny.