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Larceny


L'ARCENY, noun [Latin latrocinium.]

Theft; the act of taking and carrying away the goods or property of another feloniously. larceny is of two kinds; simple larceny or theft, not accompanied with any atrocious circumstance; and mixed or compound larceny which includes in it the aggravation of taking from one's house or person, as in burglary or robbery. The stealing of any thing below the value of twelve pence, is called petty larceny; above that value, it is called grand larceny