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Meaning of LARCENY

Pronunciation:  'lârsunee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"

LARCENY is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: stealing, theft, thievery, thieving
 See Also: breach of trust with fraudulent intent, defalcation, embezzlement, felony, grand larceny, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation, petit larceny, petty larceny, pilferage, robbery, rustling, shoplifting, shrinkage, skimming



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lar"ce*ny\, n.; pl. {Larcenies}. [F. larcin, OE.
larrecin, L. latrocinium, fr. latro robber, mercenary, hired
servant; cf. Gr. (?) hired servant. Cf. {Latrociny}.] (Law)
The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with
intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf.

{Grand larceny} & {Petit larceny are} distinctions having
   reference to the nature or value of the property stolen.
   They are abolished in England.

{Mixed}, or {Compound, larceny}, that which, under statute,
   includes in it the aggravation of a taking from a building
   or the person.

{Simple larceny}, that which is not accompanied with any
   aggravating circumstances.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Obtaining property by fraud or deceit.