Definition of Larceny
(noun) The unlawful act of taking something from someone without consent; theft.
Example of Larceny
- Mugging an individual on the street.
- American English – /lAHR-suh-nee/
- British English – /lAHs-uh-nee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈlɑrsəni/
- British English – /ˈlɑːsəni/
- Plural: larcenies
- A type of crime.
- Also called:
- A (noun) larcener or (noun) larcenist (noun) larcenously commits a (noun) larcenous act.
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- Word origin of “larceny” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “larceny.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 23, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/larceny/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
larceny. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/larceny/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “larceny.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 23, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/larceny/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“larceny.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 23 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/larceny/>.