Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

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Synonyms of Larceny

stealing, theft, thievery, thieving

Origin of the word Larceny

  1. mid-15c., from Anglo-Fr. larcin (late 13c.), from O.Fr. larrecin "theft," from L. latrocinium "robbery," from latro (gen. latronis) "robber, bandit," also "hireling, mercenary," ult. from Gk. latron "pay, hire, wages." The former distinction between grand and petty larceny was of property valued at more than, or less than,… more

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Words that sound like Larceny

larghissimo, lawyer cane, lower cannon, lower saxony, lyricism

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