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lucri causa

noun lu·cri cau·sa \ˈlü-ˌkrī-ˈkȯ-zə, ˈlü-krē-ˈkau̇-sä\

Legal Definition of lucri causa

  1. :  intent to obtain a gain because lucri causa is required for larceny — W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.

Origin and Etymology of lucri causa

New Latin, literally, for the sake of gain

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