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Word of the Day – Larceny

By October 14, 2021Word of the Day

Larceny (noun)

lar-sen-ee

Theft of personal property. In English law larceny was replaced as a statutory crime by theft in 1968.

Late 15th century from Old French larcin, from Latin latrocinium, from latro(n-) ‘robber’, earlier ‘mercenary soldier’, from Greek latreus.

Example sentences

“They wanted to speak to him about larceny and some driving offences.”

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