Meaning of “larceny” in the English Dictionary

"larceny" in British English

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larcenynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlɑː.sən.i/ us /ˈlɑːr.sən.i/ specialized

(Definition of “larceny” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"larceny" in American English

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larcenynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈlɑr·sə·ni/ law

the crime of taking something that does not belong to you, but not in a way that involves force or the threat of force:

[ U ] As a pickpocket, he was charged with larceny.

(Definition of “larceny” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"larceny" in Business English

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larcenynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlɑːsəni/ us plural larcenies

LAW stealing, especially the crime of taking something that does not belong to you, without entering a building illegally in order to do so:

They still face charges of grand larceny, and falsifying business records.

(Definition of “larceny” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)