V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: the act of stealing someone's property
Synonyms: theft, burglary, robbery, stealing, fraud
Antonyms: gift, benefit, charity
Tips: Larceny is generally used as a legal charge for stealing. Most states break the charge into degrees of larceny that range from petty to grand.
Although caught in the act, the man pleaded innocent when charged with grand larceny for stealing a car. (theft)
He was charged with petty larceny after he stole the woman's purse. (theft, burglary)
He spent six months in jail after he was convicted of grand larceny for stealing a car. (theft, robbery)
Embezzlement is a form of larceny that many white-collar criminals seem to justify in their own minds. (fraud, theft)
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