American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The unlawful taking and removing of another's personal property with the intent of permanently depriving the owner; theft.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the wrongful or fraudulent taking and carrying away, by any person and from any place, of the mere personal goods of another, with a felonious intent to convert them to the taker's own use, and make them his own property, without the consent of the owner; theft. East. According to some recent authorities, conversion with felonious intent may be larceny although there was no intent to appropriate the thing to the use of the thief himself. At common law appropriation by an employee or bailee already in lawful possession was not larceny, but at most embezzlement. By modern statute, in several jurisdictions acts formerly amounting only to embezzlement have been made larceny.
- n. law The unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently.
- n. law A larcenous act attributable to an individual.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf. embezzlement.
- n. the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
- Coined between 1425 and 1475 from Anglo-Norman larcin ("theft"), from Latin latrocinium ("robbery"), from latro ("robber, mercenary"), from Ancient Greek λάτρον ("pay, hire") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman larcin, theft, from Latin latrōcinium, robbery, from latrō, robber, mercenary, utimately from Greek latron, pay, hire. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Stealing without administering fear is called larceny, stealing by administering fear is called robbery, the keyword here is “steal.””
“He was convicted instead of grand larceny, that is, of stealing his bonuses, which were certainly oversized.”
“Judge Rafalsky held, for instance, that if a crime had been committed at all, it was not that known as larceny, and he went on to add:”
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“_But besides simple larceny, which is divided into grand and petty, there is a mixed larceny which has a greater degree of guilt in it, as being a taking from the person of a man or from his house.”
“I said, "Well, I'm a scout, and I don't call larceny grand.”
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