noun, plural lar·ce·nies.Law.
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Example sentences from the Web for larceny
He unfolded the sheet and scanned the charges—coercion, larceny, livestock theft, and breach of contract.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
He does not seem to have had even a fondness for fruit to plead in extenuation of his larceny.
"I am ready to plead guilty to the larceny," Sullivan went on.The Man in Lower Ten|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Larceny, lr′sen-i, n. the legal term in England and Ireland for stealing: theft.
She told the story of a young slave girl who had been accused of larceny.The Abolitionists|John F. Hume
British Dictionary definitions for larceny
noun plural -nies
Derived forms of larcenylarcenist or larcener, nounlarcenous, adjectivelarcenously, adverb
Word Origin for larceny
Cultural definitions for larceny
Theft; taking another person's property with the intent of permanently depriving the owner.