Definition of larceny in English:

larceny

Line breaks: lar|ceny
Pronunciation: /ˈlɑːs(ə)ni
 
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noun (plural larcenies)

[mass noun]

Derivatives

larcener

noun ( • archaic )

larcenist

noun
More example sentences
  • It's bad enough that lesbians are being tagged as sperm larcenists, but the writers rework an old stereotype, too.
  • The special argot bespoke a fraternity with shared affinities extending beyond child larcenists.
  • And it was a substitute, a veritable steal, and a serial larcenist who assured them of it.

larcenous

adjective
More example sentences
  • And since they are the intelligent ones, they are able to cause trouble for the more larcenous politicians.
  • The second highest compliment she received was larcenous in nature: the (generally unauthorized) gesture of forwarding her emails to other people…
  • Indeed the upper echelons, who to the unenlightened merely appear as parasitic larcenous thugs, will have a tad more than the $5 being shoveled at those welfare recipients that curtsy correctly.

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French larcin, from Latin latrocinium, from latro(n-) 'robber', earlier 'mercenary soldier', from Greek latreus.

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