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petit larceny

noun

Simple Definition of petit larceny

  • law : the crime of stealing something that does not have a high value

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of petit larceny

  1. :  larceny involving property of a value below a legally established minimum

Circa 1580

First Known Use of petit larceny

circa 1580


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