Larcenous vs Larceny - What's the difference?

larcenous | larceny |


As a adjective larcenous

is given to larceny, tending to thievery.

As a noun larceny is

(legal) the unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently.

larcenous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Given to larceny, tending to thievery.
  • Resembling theft, often applied to legal actions that seem unfair.
  • :These late fees are larcenous . I should have read the fine print before signing.
  • Derived terms

    * larcenously

    larceny

    English

    Noun

  • (legal) The unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently.
  • (legal) A larcenous act attributable to an individual.
  • That young man already has four assaults, a DUI, and a larceny on his record.

    Derived terms

    * grand larceny * petty larceny

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