grand larceny


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

Examples of grand larceny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even though crimes like shootings, murders, burglaries and grand larcenies were decreasing, the five boroughs saw a rise in bias incidents that were investigated by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 9 Nov. 2023 In January, Gober was indicted for theft of a rental vehicle and grand larceny. Anna Werner, CBS News, 17 Oct. 2023 She was arrested and charged with grand larceny and burglary, according to, which cited police documents. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 24 Oct. 2023 No charges have been filed in the case, although an investigation into grand larceny and fraud, among other crimes, is ongoing, Mr. Bogdanos said. David Shortell Marian Carrasquero, New York Times, 23 Oct. 2023 In 2021, Henson stole wedding gifts, cash and gift cards amounting to over $1,000 in her home state of Mississippi and was indicted on a charge of grand larceny. Natalie Kainz, NBC News, 7 Oct. 2023 One person, Shane Hoskins, was facing multiple counts that include robbery, conspiracy, grand larceny and identity theft. Gina Martinez, CBS News, 30 Mar. 2023 All five are also charged with robbery, and face various counts of identity theft and grand larceny. Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2023 There are 300 people who have been arrested a collective 4,000 times that are solely responsible for 30% of all grand larceny in New York City and 70% of them are out on the street, according to an NYPD review of New York State court records. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1618, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grand larceny was in 1618

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“Grand larceny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition

grand larceny

see larceny

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