grand larceny

Compare petty larceny.

Origin of grand larceny

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called grand theft.
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British Dictionary definitions for grand larceny

grand larceny

noun
  1. (formerly in England) the theft of property valued at over 12 pence. Abolished in 1827
  2. (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
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