Definition of grand larceny in English:

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grand larceny

Pronunciation: /ɡrand ˈlärsənē/ /ˈlärsnē/

noun

Law
(In many US states and formerly in Britain) theft of personal property having a value above a legally specified amount.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: grand lar·ce·ny

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