Definition of petty larceny in English:

petty larceny

Syllabification: pet·ty lar·ce·ny


  • Theft of personal property having a value less than a legally specified amount.
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    • Prophitt was charged with felonious assault and petty larceny.
    • Arrest records confirmed popular charges that petty larceny was ‘a boy's crime.’
    • Backster admits that he committed a bit of petty larceny in the name of science: he went to another office, went into a secretary's desk drawer and retrieved some matches.

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