grand larceny


Definition of grand larceny 

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

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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 She was first arrested in April, and now faces felony charges of second- and third-degree grand larceny. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Vogue Grifter Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $50,000," 30 May 2018 Thefts from Duane Reade account for 41% of larcenies under $1,000 this year (197 incidents out of 477) and 32% of shoplifting grand larcenies in the 20th precinct, which covers most of the Upper West Side. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "A Crime Problem on the Upper West Side: Shoplifting at Duane Reade," 14 May 2018 Bradford has been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, according to WNYT. Christine Coppa, Country Living, "A Volunteer Has Been Accused of Stealing $1,300 From Orphaned Burn Victim Safyre Terry," 29 Feb. 2016 But grand larceny is almost required for teams as good as the Warriors. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "Why the Warriors Want to Win the NBA Draft, Too," 20 June 2018

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1618, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of grand larceny

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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