grand larceny


Definition of grand larceny

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

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Miranda was charged with grand larceny, and her bail was set at $25,000. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "Access to Education for Black Children Proves Difficult for Their Parents, Creating a Disadvantage," 13 Mar. 2019 Collins is being held at the McDuffie County Jail and is charged with murder and grand larceny. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Former Georgia congressional candidate charged with murder," 10 Aug. 2018 Chief Delatorre said the 1,700 grand larcenies reported in 2018 led to the increase, including 754 in Manhattan—99 more in the borough than a year earlier. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "Serial Pickpockets to Blame for Bump in New York City Subway Crime, Police Say," 5 Jan. 2019 The boy faces charges of grand larceny and criminal impersonation of a police officer. Washington Post, "14-year-old pretends he’s a NY cop, robs a legally blind man," 20 May 2018 In 2012, he'd be found guilty of grand larceny and second-degree murder. Jason Zengerle, Town & Country, "Brett Kavanaugh and the Private School Pecking Order," 16 Oct. 2018 Salazar is charged with six counts each of burglary and grand larceny of property worth more than $3,500, the Review-Journal reported. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Man disguised as delivery driver stole from Vegas hotels, police say," 24 June 2018 This week, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced the conviction and sentencing of a Nevada corporation and its CEO on grand larceny and securities fraud, among other charges. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "‘Free tablet’ scammer will pay $2.8 million for rebate scheme," 1 July 2018 He was arrested the next day and charged with grand larceny. Paige Fry And Rosemary Sobol,, "How 2 diamonds worth nearly $160,000 were stolen in plain sight from Jewelers Row," 28 June 2018

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1618, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grand larceny was in 1618

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English Language Learners Definition of grand larceny

US, law : the crime of stealing something that is very valuable

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Legal Definition of grand larceny

see larceny

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