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larceny


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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},  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  larceny 
  n  :  the  act  of  stealing;  "the  thieving  is  awful  at  Kennedy 
  International"  [syn:  {theft},  {thievery},  {thieving},  {stealing}] 




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