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
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