larceny

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined between 1425 and 1475 from Anglo-Norman larcin (theft), from Latin latrocinium (robbery), from latro (robber, mercenary), from Ancient Greek λάτρον (látron, pay, hire)[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɑː.sən.i/, /ˈlɑː.sɪ.ni/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlɑɹ.sə.ni/

Noun[edit]

larceny (countable and uncountable, plural larcenies)

  1. (law) The unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently.
  2. (law) A larcenous act attributable to an individual.
    That young man already has four assaults, a DUI, and a larceny on his record.

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  1. ^ "Larceny" at Dictionary.com