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larcenous

[ lahr-suh-nuhs ]
/ ˈlɑr sə nəs /
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adjective
of, resembling, or characteristic of larceny.
guilty of larceny.
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Origin of larcenous

First recorded in 1735–45; larcen(y) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM larcenous

lar·ce·nous·ly, adverbnon·lar·ce·nous, adjectiveun·lar·ce·nous, adjectiveun·lar·ce·nous·ly, adverb

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