petty larceny
noun Date: 1668 petit larceny

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  • petty larceny — n: petit larceny at larceny Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. p …   Law dictionary

  • petty larceny — noun uncount LEGAL the crime of stealing property that is only worth a little money ─ compare GRAND LARCENY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • petty larceny — n. LARCENY …   English World dictionary

  • petty larceny — n [U] law the crime of stealing things that are worth only a small amount of money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • petty larceny — noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale) • Syn: ↑petit larceny, ↑petty • Ant: ↑grand larceny (for: ↑petit larceny) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • petty larceny — Law. larceny in which the value of the goods taken is below a certain legally specified amount. Also, petit larceny. Cf. grand larceny. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • petty larceny — noun A misdemeanor larceny; an act of theft wherein the amount stolen is insufficient to constitute grand larceny …   Wiktionary

  • petty larceny — pet′ty (or petit larceny) n. law larceny in which the value of the goods taken is below a certain legally specified amount • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • petty larceny — Same as petit larceny …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • petty larceny — noun Law (in many US states and formerly in Britain) theft of personal property having a value less than a specified amount …   English new terms dictionary

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