petit larceny

petit larceny

petit larceny [pet-ee] WORD ORIGIN noun Law. petty larceny.

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  • Origin of petit larceny First recorded in 1580–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for petit larceny petit larceny noun (formerly in England) the stealing of property valued at 12 pence or under. Abolished 1827 (in some states of the US) the theft of property having a value below a certain figure Also called: petty larceny Compare grand larceny Derived Formspetit larcenist, noun Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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