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lucri causa

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

legal Definition of lucri causa

: 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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