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English definition of “larceny”

larceny

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈlɑː.sən.i/ us    /ˈlɑːr-/ specialized
stealing, especially (in the US) the crime of taking something that does not belong to you, without illegally entering a building to do soStealing
larcenous
adjective uk   /-əs/ US specialized us  
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