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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)

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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)

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larcenynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈlɑːsəni/ (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)
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