Grand larceny

Grand larceny
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}. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • grand larceny — see larceny Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. grand larceny …   Law dictionary

  • grand larceny — n. see LARCENY …   English World dictionary

  • grand larceny — n [U] AmE law the crime of stealing very valuable goods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grand larceny — noun uncount AMERICAN LEGAL the crime of stealing property worth a lot of money …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grand larceny — grand′ lar′ceny n. law larceny in which the value of the goods taken is above a certain legally specified amount Compare petty larceny …   From formal English to slang

  • grand larceny — noun larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale) • Syn: ↑grand theft • Ant: ↑petit larceny • Hypernyms: ↑larceny, ↑theft, ↑thievery, ↑thieving …   Useful english dictionary

  • grand larceny — Law. larceny in which the value of the goods taken is above a certain legally specified amount. Also called grand theft. Cf. petty larceny. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • grand larceny — noun Date: 1828 larceny of property of a value greater than that fixed as constituting petit larceny …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grand larceny — noun larceny of property whose value is greater than an amount set by law to distinguish it from petty larceny …   Wiktionary

  • grand larceny — /grænd ˈlasəni/ (say grand lahsuhnee) noun Law (formerly) the offence of larceny …   Australian-English dictionary

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