English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Coined between 1425 and 1475 from Anglo-Norman larcin (theft), from Latin latrōcinium (robbery), from latrō (robber, mercenary), from Greek latron (pay, hire)[1]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈlɑː.sən.i/, /ˈlɑː.sɪ.ni/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈlɑɹ.sə.ni/

Noun[edit | edit source]



Larceny (larcenies)

  1. (law) The unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the rightful owner of it permanently.
  2. (law) A larcenous act attributable to an individual.
    That young man already has four assaults, a DUI, and a larceny on his record.

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