lucri causa

noun

lu·​cri cau·​sa
ˈlü-ˌkrī-ˈkȯ-zə, ˈlü-krē-ˈkau̇-sä
: intent to obtain a gain
because lucri causa is required for larcenyW. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.

Word History

Etymology

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 28 Feb. 2024.

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