What is another word for larceny?

142 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ lˈɑːsəni], [ lˈɑːsəni], [ l_ˈɑː_s_ə_n_i]

Larceny is a legal term that refers to the act of taking someone else's property without their permission and with the intent to steal it. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe this type of criminal activity. Some of the most common synonyms for larceny include theft, burglary, robbery, pilfering, looting, and embezzlement. Each of these words carries a slightly different meaning, but all are used to describe the intentional taking of someone else's property. Whether you are talking about petty theft or large-scale embezzlement, these synonyms for larceny are useful for describing the different types of criminal activity that can occur.

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  • Equivalence

    • Noun, singular or mass
      theft.
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What are the hypernyms for Larceny?

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What are the hyponyms for Larceny?

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  • hyponyms for larceny (as nouns)

Usage examples for Larceny

The Boss tried to tell her how there wa'n't any grand larceny intended, but it was no go.
"Shorty McCabe"
Sewell Ford
He went there occasionally to visit a friend in the state prison who had once served him well in a gambling raid and was now doing a short larceny term there.
"The Vertical City"
Fannie Hurst
Afterward flowers proved so abundant in Madeira in spite of its being winter, that we could not feel the larceny a serious one, and the Sunday was a Latin Sabbath well used to being broken.
"Roman Holidays and Others"
W. D. Howells

Famous quotes with Larceny

  • There was larceny in his heart, but his legs were honest.
    Bugs Baer
  • If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out.
    Paul Gallico
  • You sparkle with larceny.
    Wilson Mizner
  • There is a difference between jaywalking and grand larceny.
    Gaylord Perry
  • A man's idea in a game of cards is war, cruel, devastating, and pitiless. A lady's idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement and burglary.
    Finley Peter Dunne

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