Larceny

Definition of Larceny

Lar´ce`ny
n.1.(Law) The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf. Embezzlement.
Grand larceny
distinctions having reference to the nature or value of the property stolen. They are abolished in England.
Mixed 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.

Related Words

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