grand larceny

Definition of "grand larceny"
  1. The act of stealing someone else's property valued above a threshold set by the state law, which differentiates it from petty larceny of lesser valued items
How to use "grand larceny" in a sentence
  1. If caught stealing a high-end designer bag, one could be charged with grand larceny.
  2. He was accused of grand larceny due to stealing an expensive piece of jewelry.
  3. The policer officer arrested the suspect on charges of grand larceny after recovering a stolen painting.

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