petit larceny

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n petit larceny larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Petit larceny the stealing of goods of, or under, a certain specified small value; -- opposed to grand larceny. The distinction is abolished in England.
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Usage

In literature:

He'd convict his own mother of petit larceny!
"By Advice of Counsel" by Arthur Train
Except that good of small value taken without violence shall be punished as petit larceny.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
If the Common People did it, it would be called Petit Larceny.
"People You Know" by George Ade
Petit larceny and grand larceny differ only in the amount stolen.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
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In news:

A petit larceny charge and subsequent arrest turned into something much more on Thursday, March 18.
Suffolk County police say the woman, 48-year-old Brenda Gaines, had been awaiting arraignment on a petit larceny charge.
Sara M Norton, 25, was charged Thursday with petit larceny, Massena -based state police said.
Redwood woman charged with petit larceny .
09 November 2012 Horseheads State Police arrested Danny L Ross, 56, of Elmira for Petit Larceny following a shoplifting complaint from Wal-mart on November 8th.
Local teen accused of petit larceny .
Parker, 18, of 22418 Eacho Drive, was charged Saturday afternoon with petit larceny by Jefferson County sheriff's deputies.
Ogdensburg teen charged with attempted petit larceny .
22-year-old Benjamin Evans of Batavia was arrested Wednesday on a Petit Larceny charge.
A Utica woman is facing a petit larceny charge after trying to steal from the Genesee Street Price Chopper.
North Bangor woman charged with petit larceny.
Aaron Green, 20, of Turtle Creek pleaded guilty Thursday to petit larceny in relation to the theft at Capital City Baptist Church.
Both were charged with one count of Petit Larceny and Criminal Trespass 3rd degree.
Valery, 40, of 305 E Fifth St, Jamestown, has been charged with second-degree attempted forgery , fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, five counts of second-degree forgery and five counts of petit larceny.
A Basom woman is facing petit larceny and criminal contempt charges.
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