petit larceny definition

  • noun:
    • The theft of things whoever price is below a certain arbitrary standard.
    • larceny of property having a value significantly less than some amount (the amount differs by location)
  • adjective:
    • the stealing of goods of, or underneath, a certain specified tiny value; -- against grand larceny. The distinction is abolished in The united kingdomt.

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