from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The unlawful taking and removing of another's personal property with the intent of permanently depriving the owner; theft.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently.
- n. A larcenous act attributable to an individual.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf. embezzlement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the wrongful or fraudulent taking and carrying away, by any person and from any place, of the mere personal goods of another, with a felonious intent to convert them to the taker's own use, and make them his own property, without the consent of the owner; theft. East.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
For example, an officer who wanted to hide a grand larceny, which is counted as an index crime and as such would affect the city's crime rate, could classify the crime as a petite larceny, a statistic that is not counted as part of the official crime rate.
Stealing without administering fear is called larceny, stealing by administering fear is called robbery, the keyword here is “steal.”
He was convicted instead of grand larceny, that is, of stealing his bonuses, which were certainly oversized.
Judge Rafalsky held, for instance, that if a crime had been committed at all, it was not that known as larceny, and he went on to add:
When Stores could not, they were prone to steal vegetables, melons and poultry from the convicts, a transgression Ross punished as severely as if the larceny were the other way around.
_But besides simple larceny, which is divided into grand and petty, there is a mixed larceny which has a greater degree of guilt in it, as being a taking from the person of a man or from his house.
I said, "Well, I'm a scout, and I don't call larceny grand."
Camelopards, he declared that such a larceny was a moral impossibility, because he had never seen one such animal in the whole course of his life.
But besides simple larceny, which is divided into grand and petty, there is a mixed larceny which has a greater degree of guilt in it, as being a taking from the person of a man or from his house.
You can't profit from someone's mistake ... there is a law about that, too and it's called larceny by mistake ...