[ pet-ee ]
/ ˈpɛt i /
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of petit larceny
First recorded in 1580–90
Words nearby petit larceny
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British Dictionary definitions for petit larceny
(formerly in England) the stealing of property valued at 12 pence or under. Abolished 1827
(in some states of the US) the theft of property having a value below a certain figure
Also called: petty larceny
Compare grand larceny
Derived forms of petit larcenypetit larcenist, noun
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