grand larceny


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Grand Larceny

A category of larceny—the offense of illegally taking the property of another—in which the value of the property taken is greater than that set for petit larceny.

At Common Law, the punishment for grand larceny was death. Today, grand larceny is a statutory crime punished by a fine, imprisonment, or both.

grand larceny

n. the crime of theft of another's property (including money) over a certain value (for example, $500), as distinguished from petty (or petit) larceny in which the value is below the grand larceny limit. Some states only recognize the crime of larceny, but draw the line between a felony (punishable by state prison time) and a misdemeanor (local jail and/or fine) based on the amount of the loot. (See: larceny, theft)

grand larceny

noun crime, crime graver than a misdemeanor, crime greater in value than petit larceny, criminal offense, felony, gross offense, illegality, larceny of property which exceeds petit larceny, misdeed, offense, theft, transgression, violation of law, wrongdoing

grand larceny

a more serious version of the crime of LARCENY.
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