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.

History and Etymology for lucri causa

New Latin, literally, for the sake of gain

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“Lucri causa.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/lucri%20causa. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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