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

  • n. The theft of objects whose value is below a certain arbitrary standard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the stealing of goods of, or under, a certain specified small value; -- opposed to grand larceny. The distinction is abolished in England.

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

  • n. larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)

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