noun, plural lar·ce·nies.Law.
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Example sentences from the Web for larceny
With a 27% increase in bike thefts but fewer arrests for bike larceny compared to last year, bikers can’t expect to recover their stolen wheels, and bike theft can be both discouraging and costly.E-Bikes Are Taking Off—But We Need to Make Space for Them|Patrick Lucas Austin|January 22, 2021|Time
The stories take viewers from the women’s childhoods through the ups and downs of their criminal activity, which spans drug trafficking, money fraud, and grand larceny, to their moment of redemption on the other side of the law.Lil Kim Shares The One Thing She Wants Viewers To Take Away From BET+ Show ‘Trap Queens:’ ‘Everybody Has A Past’|Brande Victorian|January 14, 2021|Essence.com
Tired of the publishing business, which he described as a world of “corporate foolishness and credit larceny,” he focused in recent years on his own writing, which he said he began in earnest only after the death of his older brother, Mike.Daniel Menaker, author and celebrated editor at the New Yorker and Random House, dies at 79|Harrison Smith|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
According to famed economist John Kenneth Galbraith, “the man who is admired for the ingenuity of his larceny is almost always rediscovering some earlier form of fraud.”The History of Ponzi Schemes Goes Deeper Than the Man Who Gave Them His Name|Steve Weisman|August 12, 2020|Time
Harris, a resident of Boerum Hill, is charged with two counts of grand larceny and possession of stolen property.Brooklyn’s ‘Bad Grandma’ Arrested for Purse-Snatching (VIDEO)|Alex Chancey|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A records check showed that he was wanted for grand larceny in Virginia, and he spent several months in jail there.
If you take my stuff without my consent, it's called larceny.
I remained, at that point, unconvinced that Marshall was guilty of the grand larceny count.
Only a handful of counts remained on which to reach a verdict, including the one of grand larceny.
If the finder knows who the owner is or has a reasonable clue to the ownership, which he disregards, he is guilty of larceny.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
At the same time another law was passed, disfranchising all voters who had been found guilty at any time of petty larceny.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
In the words of the police-captain, he would not add larceny to burglary.American Sketches|Charles Whibley
They look upon a well-known name as of the same value as a fire or a case of larceny.Roland Cashel|Charles James Lever
A youth, imperfectly acquainted with English, was charged with the larceny of an overcoat from his fellow-lodger.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
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.