noun[mass noun] Law
(In many US states and formerly in Britain) theft of personal property having a value above a legally specified amount.
- Although the indictment extended beyond grand larceny to possession of forged instruments and an amount of more than $1 million, the attorney general's office stated it would pursue no further prosecution.
- Back then, Cook was convicted in a Charleston, South Carolina, court for grand larceny and burglary.
- After investigations into at least 20 complaints against him by his law clients, Burgess was disbarred and convicted of attempted grand larceny.
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