grand larceny

noun

Definition of 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 Hosang was indicted in the New York City borough of Brooklyn in May, on charges of grand larceny, identity theft, and conducting a scheme to defraud. BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2022 All were charged with second-degree grand larceny, as well as second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Paul Best, Fox News, 27 Apr. 2022 The Trump Organization’s Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg pleaded not guilty to grand larceny charges brought by New York prosecutors in a Manhattan courtroom. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2022 Weisselberg was also charged with grand larceny in connection with failing to pay taxes on $1.7 million in benefits from the company. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2022 Strangis pleaded guilty in 2017 to four counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, spent a year in jail and was sentenced to five years’ probation; Melngailis spent four months in prison and is on a five-year probation period. Beatrice Verhoeven, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 June 2022 Soon afterward, the Assistant District Attorney indicted Nelson on two counts of grand larceny. Lauren Markham, The New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2022 Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin is led away after being sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court on May 9, 2019 following her conviction the prior month on multiple counts of grand larceny and theft of services. CBS News, 16 Mar. 2022 In 2017, he was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to grand larceny and impersonating a police officer, court records show. Paul Duggan, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grand larceny

1618, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grand larceny was in 1618

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22 Jul 2022

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“Grand larceny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grand%20larceny. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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Legal Definition of grand larceny

— see larceny

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