Theft vs Larcenous - What's the difference?

theft | larcenous |


As a noun theft

is the act of stealing property.

As an adjective larcenous is

given to larceny, tending to thievery.

theft

English

(wikipedia theft)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of stealing property.
  • Derived terms

    * petty theft

    See also

    * nick * steal * TWOC

    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