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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