It is an indictable misdemeanour under the larceny Act of 1861.
If an attempt to steal results in carrying off the owner's goods, it is larceny.
Therefore, people do not always see that boodling is treason; that blackmail is piracy, that tax-dodging is larceny.
The father and mother looked as if they had been convicted of larceny.
Thus no officer of the Bank could commit a larceny in the strong-room without the countenance of two others.
But I am sure Victor de Mauleon was not the man to commit a larceny.
She may continue her speech to the ambient air; for, when next she looks up from her larceny of bonbons, Peggy is gone.
It is larceny all the way down, according to the amount of the spoil.
He does not seem to have had even a fondness for fruit to plead in extenuation of his larceny.
As a rule, what would be larceny in one would be larceny in the other.
late 15c., with -y (3) + Anglo-French larcin (late 13c.), from Old French larrecin, larcin "theft, robbery" (11c.), from Latin latrocinium "robbery, freebooting, highway-robbery, piracy," from latro "robber, bandit," also "hireling, mercenary," ultimately from a Greek source akin to latron "pay, hire, wages," from a suffixed form of PIE root *le- "to get."
Theft; taking another person's property with the intent of permanently depriving the owner.