Larceny

  • 1larceny — 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 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Larceny — 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

  • 3larceny — [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

  • 4larceny — 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

  • 5larceny — 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

  • 6larceny — *theft, robbery, burglary …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7larceny — [n] theft burglary, crime, lift, misappropriation, pilfering, pinch, purloining, robbery, steal, stealing, thievery, thieving, touch*; concepts 139,192 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8larceny — ► 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

  • 9Larceny — 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… …

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  • 10larceny — /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

  • 11larceny — /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

  • 12larceny — n. 1) to commit larceny 2) aggravated; grand; petty; simple larceny * * * [ lɑːs(ə)nɪ] grand petty simple larceny aggravated to commit larceny …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13larceny — /lahr seuh nee/, n., pl. larcenies. Law. the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods of another from his or her possession with intent to convert them to the taker s own use. Cf. grand larceny, petty larceny. [1425 75; late ME <&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 14larceny — [[t]lɑ͟ː(r)səni[/t]] N UNCOUNT Larceny is the crime of stealing. [LEGAL] Haggerman now faces two to 20 years in prison on grand larceny charges. Syn: theft …

    English dictionary

  • 15larceny — Stealing or theft. People v Campbell, 89 Cal App 646, 265 P 364. At common law:–the felony of taking by trespass and carrying away the goods or things personal of another, without the latter s consent and with the felonious intent permanently to&#8230; …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16larceny — noun /ˈlɑː.sən.i,ˈlɑː.sɪ.ni,ˈlɑɹ.sə.ni/ a) The unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently. That young man already has four assaults, a DUI, and a larceny on his record …

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  • 17larceny — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. theft, stealing. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. burglary, thievery, robbery; see crime 2 , theft . See Synonym Study at theft . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. stealing, theft, petty larceny, burglary,&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18larceny — lar|ce|ny [ˈla:səni US ˈla:r ] n plural larcenies [U and C] [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: larcin stealing , from Latin latrocinium, from latro paid soldier ] law the act or crime of stealing →↑petty larceny …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19larceny — noun (C, U) law the act or crime of stealing see also: petty larceny …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20larceny — noun his police record included two counts of larceny Syn: theft, stealing, robbery, pilfering, thieving; burglary, housebreaking, breaking and entering; informal filching, swiping, pinching; formal peculation …

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