lucri causa


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


New Latin, literally, for the sake of gain

Dictionary Entries Near lucri causa

Cite this Entry

“Lucri causa.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!