Simple larceny
Larceny Lar"ce*ny, n.; pl. {Larcenies}. [F. larcin, OE. larrecin, L. latrocinium, fr. latro robber, mercenary, hired servant; cf. Gr. (?) hired servant. Cf. {Latrociny}.] (Law) The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf. {Embezzlement}. [1913 Webster]

{Grand larceny} & {Petit larceny are} distinctions having reference to the nature or value of the property stolen. They are abolished in England.

{Mixed larceny}, or {Compound larceny}, that which, under statute, includes in it the aggravation of a taking from a building or the person.

{Simple larceny}, that which is not accompanied with any aggravating circumstances. [1913 Webster]


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  • Simple larceny — Simple Sim ple, a. [Compar. {Simpler}; superl. {Simplest}.] [F., fr. L. simplus, or simplex, gen. simplicis. The first part of the Latin words is probably akin to E. same, and the sense, one, one and the same; cf. L. semel once, singuli one to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • simple larceny — noun : larceny that is not accompanied by special aggravating circumstances * * * simple larceny Larceny uncombined with aggravating circumstances, as opposed to compound larceny • • • Main Entry: ↑larceny …   Useful english dictionary

  • simple larceny — A plain theft unaccompanied by any other atrocious circumstance. 32 Am J1st Lare § 3. The felonious taking and carrying away by man or woman of the personal goods of another, neither from the person, nor by night in the house of the owner. State… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • larceny — lar·ce·ny / lär sə nē/ n pl nies [modification of Anglo French larcine theft, from Old French larrecin, from Latin latrocinium robbery, from latron latro mercenary soldier, brigand]: the unlawful taking and carrying away of personal property with …   Law dictionary

  • Simple — Sim ple, a. [Compar. {Simpler}; superl. {Simplest}.] [F., fr. L. simplus, or simplex, gen. simplicis. The first part of the Latin words is probably akin to E. same, and the sense, one, one and the same; cf. L. semel once, singuli one to each,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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