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petit larceny

[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/
noun, Law.
Origin of petit larceny
First recorded in 1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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petit larceny

(formerly in England) the stealing of property valued at 12 pence or under. Abolished 1827
(in some states of the US) the theft of property having a value below a certain figure
Compare grand larceny
Also called petty larceny
Derived Forms
petit larcenist, noun
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