grand larceny
grand larceny see larceny

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

grand larceny
a more serious version of the crime of larceny.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


grand larceny
The crime of theft of another's property over a certain value set by state law (for example, $500). It is distinguished from petty (or petit) larceny, which is the theft of property that is lesser in value. Some states recognize only the crime of larceny, but have both misdemeanor larceny (punishable by imprisonment in a local jail and a fine) and felony larceny (punishable by state prison time).
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


grand larceny
v. The taking, with intent to keep, of property valued above a certain dollar amount which varies from one jurisdiction to another.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


grand larceny
A category of larceny—the offense of illegally taking the property of another—in which the value of the property taken is greater than that set for petit larceny.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


grand larceny
A category of larceny—the offense of illegally taking the property of another—in which the value of the property taken is greater than that set for petit larceny.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

grand larceny
n.
   the crime of theft of another's property (including money) over a certain value (for example, $500), as distinguished from petty (or petit) larceny in which the value is below the grand larceny limit. Some states only recognize the crime of larceny, but draw the line between a felony (punishable by state prison time) and a misdemeanor (local jail and/or fine) based on the value of the loot.
   See also: larceny, theft

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Grand larceny — Larceny 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grand larceny — n. see LARCENY …   English World dictionary

  • grand larceny — n [U] AmE law the crime of stealing very valuable goods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grand larceny — noun uncount AMERICAN LEGAL the crime of stealing property worth a lot of money …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grand larceny — grand′ lar′ceny n. law larceny in which the value of the goods taken is above a certain legally specified amount Compare petty larceny …   From formal English to slang

  • grand larceny — noun larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale) • Syn: ↑grand theft • Ant: ↑petit larceny • Hypernyms: ↑larceny, ↑theft, ↑thievery, ↑thieving …   Useful english dictionary

  • grand larceny — Law. larceny in which the value of the goods taken is above a certain legally specified amount. Also called grand theft. Cf. petty larceny. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • grand larceny — noun Date: 1828 larceny of property of a value greater than that fixed as constituting petit larceny …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grand larceny — noun larceny of property whose value is greater than an amount set by law to distinguish it from petty larceny …   Wiktionary

  • grand larceny — /grænd ˈlasəni/ (say grand lahsuhnee) noun Law (formerly) the offence of larceny …   Australian English dictionary

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