larceny

[ lahr-suh-nee ]SEE DEFINITION OF larceny

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The father and mother looked as if they had been convicted of larceny.

If an attempt to steal results in carrying off the owner's goods, it is larceny.

Removing hats is larceny, and you'll get six months for it.'

But I am sure Victor de Mauleon was not the man to commit a larceny.

Wen we got to the stashun he preferred a charge of larceny gainst me.

Were the fleets of Holland, France, and Spain destroyed by larceny?

It is "business," and I am only sorry to say that what is known as business is too often larceny.

It is larceny all the way down, according to the amount of the spoil.

Industry always has been and always will be the enemy of larceny.

As a rule, what would be larceny in one would be larceny in the other.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., with -y (3) + Anglo-French larcin (late 13c.), from Old French larrecin, larcin "theft, robbery" (11c.), from Latin latrocinium "robbery, freebooting, highway-robbery, piracy," from latro "robber, bandit," also "hireling, mercenary," ultimately from a Greek source akin to latron "pay, hire, wages," from a suffixed form of PIE root *le- "to get."

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