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larceny

lar·ce·ny

larceny

 
pronunciation:
lar s ni
part of speech: noun
inflections: larcenies
definition: the stealing of another's personal property; theft.
They were arrested for larceny after stealing video equipment from the school.
synonyms:
purloining, stealing, theft, thievery
similar words:
burglary, cheat, housebreaking, looting, robbery, swiping
derivation: larcenist (n.)