Part of speech: noun

The unlawful taking of another's property; theft.

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Usage examples "larceny":

  1. It's no use going out to them and asking them to look at your title- deeds, and reminding them of the policeman and the laws against larceny. - "Pebbles on the Shore", Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner).
  2. Section 23. " The following persons shall be excluded from registering and voting: Idiots, insane persons, and paupers; persons who, prior to the adoption of this Constitution, were disqualified from voting, by conviction of crime, either within or without this State, and whose disabilities shall not have been removed, persons convicted after the adoption of this Constitution, either within or without this State, of treason, or of any felony, bribery, petit larceny, etc." - "The Negro and the elective franchise. A Series Of Papers And A Sermon (The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers, No. 11.)", Archibald H. Grimké, Charles C. Cook, John Hope, John L. Love, Kelly Miller, and Rev. Frank J. Grimké.
  3. He was indicted for larceny, on the ground that he exercised a control over the property of the owner against his will. - "Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York", A. F. Warburton.