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Larceny

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Larceny \Lar"ce*ny\, noun; 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. {Embezzlement}.

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

{Mixed larceny}, 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

larceny

noun

1: the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International" [syn: {larceny}, {theft}, {thievery}, {thieving}, {stealing}]


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