Thievery vs Larcenous - What's the difference?

thievery | larcenous |


As a noun thievery

is the act of theft, the act of stealing.

As an adjective larcenous is

given to larceny, tending to thievery.

thievery

English

Noun

(thieveries)
  • The act of theft, the act of stealing.
  • This instance of thievery will not be over looked.
  • (obsolete) That which is stolen.
  • * 1602 , , IV. iv. 42:
  • Injurious Time now, with a robber's haste, / Crams his rich thievery up, he knows not how;

    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