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Grand larceny   /grænd lˈɑrsəni/   Listen
Grand larceny

noun
1.
Larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale).  Synonym: grand theft.






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"Grand larceny" Quotes from Famous Books



... their immunity in the very face of the police. "Wire-tapping" became an industry, a legalized industry with which the authorities might interfere at their peril. Indeed, there is one instance in which a "wire-tapper" successfully prosecuted his victim (after he had trimmed him) upon a charge of grand larceny arising out of the same transaction. One crook bred another every time he made a victim, and the disease of crime, the most infectious of all distempers, ate its way unchecked into the body politic. Broadway was thronged by a prosperous gentry, the aristocracy ...
— True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office • Arthur Train



Words linked to "Grand larceny" :   theft, thievery, thieving, petit larceny, larceny, stealing



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