grand larceny

noun

Definition of grand larceny

  1. :  larceny of property of a value greater than that fixed as constituting petit larceny

First Known Use of grand larceny

1618


GRAND LARCENY Defined for English Language Learners

grand larceny

noun

Definition of grand larceny for English Language Learners

  • law : the crime of stealing something that is very valuable


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