larceny definition

  • noun:
    • The illegal taking and removing of another's personal home aided by the intent of forever depriving the property owner; theft.
    • The unlawful taking of personal home as an endeavor to deprive the legal owner from it forever.
    • A larcenous act owing to someone.
    • The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with intent to rob the proper owner of the identical; theft. Cf. embezzlement.
    • In law, the wrongful or deceptive taking and carrying away, by anyone and from anywhere, of the simple private items of another, with a felonious intent to transform all of them to the taker's own usage, and also make all of them their own home, minus the permission associated with the owner; theft. East.
    • the work of using some thing from some body unlawfully

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