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petty larceny

noun, Law.
larceny in which the value of the goods taken is below a certain legally specified amount.
Also, petit larceny.
Compare grand larceny.
Origin of petty larceny
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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petty larceny

a variant spelling of petit larceny
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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