larceny
lar·ce·ny /'lär-sə-nē/ n pl -nies [modification of Anglo-French larcine theft, from Old French larrecin, from Latin latrocinium robbery, from latron- latro mercenary soldier, brigand]: the unlawful taking and carrying away of personal property with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it permanently; also: any of several types of theft (as embezzlement or obtaining another's property by false pretenses) that have been traditionally distinguished from larceny
◇ Under the Model Penal Code and in states that follow it, larceny is a type of theft. In states where larceny is currently defined as a separate crime, it may include the crimes that were distinct from it under common law.
grand larceny: felonious larceny of property having a value greater than an amount fixed by law; also: larceny accompanied by aggravating circumstances (as the use of threats)
larceny by trick: larceny of property obtained by the use of misrepresentation esp. in getting an owner to hand over something in the belief that it is for temporary purposes compare false pretenses
larceny from the person: larceny of property held by or within the immediate control of its owner
pet·it larceny /'pe-tē-/: larceny of property having a market value below an amount fixed by law – called also petty larceny;
◇ Petit larceny is a misdemeanor.

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

larceny
I noun abstraction, appropriation, brigandage, embezzlement, felonious stealing, fraudulent taking, furtum, misappropriation, peculation, pickpocketing, pilferage, rapacity, rapine, swindle, swindling, theft thievery, unlawful acquisition, unlawful conversion, unlawful taking, wrongful taking associated concepts: compound larceny, conversion, embezzlement, fraud, grand larceny, larceny by device, larceny by false pretenses, larceny by fraud, larceny by trick, petit larceny, receiving stolen goods, simple larceny II index burglary, conversion (misappropriation), embezzlement, housebreaking, misappropriation, theft

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


larceny
n.
Taking the property of another person without the owner’s consent and with the intention of making it the property of someone else.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


larceny
another term for some kinds of theft, no longer in technical use in the UK.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


larceny
Another term for theft. Although the definition of this term differs from state to state, it typically means taking property belonging to another with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. If the taking is not forceful, it is larceny; if it is accompanied by force directed against a person, it is robbery, a much more serious offense. Many states differentiate between petit larceny (usually a misdemeanor, punishable by time in the county jail) and grand larceny (theft of a large amount, punishable as a felony in state prison).
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


larceny
n. The wrongful appropriation of personal property with the intention of permanently depriving the owner of its possession and use.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


larceny
The unauthorized taking and removal of the personal property of another by an individual who intends to permanently deprive the owner of it; a crime against the right of possession.

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


larceny
I
The unauthorized taking and removal of the personal property of another by an individual who intends to permanently deprive the owner of it; a crime against the right of possession.
II Obtaining property by fraud or deceit.

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

larceny
n.
   the crime of taking the goods of another person without permission (usually secretly), with the intent of keeping them. It is one form of theft. Some states differentiate between grand larceny and petty larceny based on the value of the stolen goods. Grand larceny is a felony with a state prison sentence as a punishment and petty larceny is usually limited to county jail time.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • 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 to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • larceny — [lär′sə nē] n. pl. larcenies [ME < Anglo Fr larcin < OFr larrecin < L latrocinium < latrocinari, to rob, plunder < latro, mercenary soldier, robber < Gr * latrōn < latron, wages, pay < IE * lēi , to possess, acquire >… …   English World dictionary

  • larceny — lar‧ce‧ny [ˈlɑːsni ǁ ˈlɑːr ] noun larcenies PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] LAW the crime of stealing; = THEFT: • He was charged with grand larceny (= stealing a lot of money or something very valuable …   Financial and business terms

  • larceny — late 15c., with Y (Cf. y) (3) + Anglo Fr. larcin (late 13c.), from O.Fr. larrecin, larcin theft, robbery (11c.), from L. latrocinium robbery, freebooting, highway robbery, piracy, from latro robber, bandit, also hireling, mercenary, ultimately… …   Etymology dictionary

  • larceny — *theft, robbery, burglary …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • larceny — [n] theft burglary, crime, lift, misappropriation, pilfering, pinch, purloining, robbery, steal, stealing, thievery, thieving, touch*; concepts 139,192 …   New thesaurus

  • larceny — ► NOUN (pl. larcenies) ▪ theft of personal property (in English law replaced as a statutory crime by theft in 1968). DERIVATIVES larcenist noun larcenous adjective. ORIGIN Old French larcin, from Latin latro robber …   English terms dictionary

  • Larceny — In the United States, larceny is a common law crime involving theft. Under the common law, larceny is the trespassory taking (caption) and carrying away (asportation, removal) of the tangible personal property of another with the intent to… …   Wikipedia

  • larceny — /larsaniy/ Felonious stealing, taking and carrying, leading, riding, or driving away another s personal property, with intent to convert it or to deprive owner thereof. The unlawful taking and carrying away of property of another with intent to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • larceny — /larsaniy/ Felonious stealing, taking and carrying, leading, riding, or driving away another s personal property, with intent to convert it or to deprive owner thereof. The unlawful taking and carrying away of property of another with intent to… …   Black's law dictionary

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