from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who commits larceny.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who commits larceny, a thief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as larcener.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who commits larceny


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  • John is a criminal infringer — a veritable grand larcenist — or blithely surmise that copyright law must not mean what it appears to say.

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  • Since a three-time larcenist was subject to sterilization and a three-time embezzler was not, the law was unconstitutional.

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  • Perhaps this dim-bulb mayor, and the MSM in fawning over Klepto Deb, are confusing pragmatist with pilferer or purloiner or maybe larcenist.

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  • Indeed, one must either irrationally conclude that John is a criminal infringer—a veritable grand larcenist—or blithely surmise that copyright law must not mean what it appears to say.

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  • But this … Good sweet Christ, the little larcenist was a fetching piece, from her dark winged eyebrows to her wide-set, exotically tipped eyes, a piercing shade of green, her pert nose, high cheekbones, and a mouth so damn full and wide he was already contemplating its possibilities.

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  • Because no one enters many of these homes without an invitation, it is a given this larcenist, whomever he or she might be, is a member of the peerage.

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  • It was whilst on his feet, in defence of a larcenist, at Maidstone Assizes, that Cyril Hare learned that his first full - length novel, Tenant for Death, had been accepted.

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  • Mrs. Stevens's inferior talents as a petty larcenist had led her into many difficulties, and she gratefully availed herself of The Hopper's offer of his heart and hand.

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  • "Take her down to the cells," he said briefly, and they led her away, a wailing, woeful figure of amateur larcenist.

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  • "He is a man named Stay, a petty larcenist, and in my opinion a much more dangerous character than the police have realised."

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