larcenous

[ lahr-suh-nuh s ]
/ ˈlɑr sə nəs /

adjective

of, resembling, or characteristic of larceny.
guilty of larceny.

Origin of larcenous

First recorded in 1735–45; larcen(y) + -ous
Related formslar·ce·nous·ly, adverbnon·lar·ce·nous, adjectiveun·lar·ce·nous, adjectiveun·lar·ce·nous·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for larcenous

larcenous


adj.

1742, from larceny + -ous.

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