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.

Usage Examples:

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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