- larceny in which the value of the goods taken is above a certain legally specified amount.
Compare petty larceny.
Origin of grand larceny
First recorded in 1840–50
Also called grand theft.
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- (formerly in England) the theft of property valued at over 12 pence. Abolished in 1827
- (in some states of the US) the theft of property of which the value is above a specified figure, varying from state to state but usually being between $25 and $60
Compare petit larceny