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Definition of "larcener" []

  • One who commits larceny, a thief. (noun)

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Use "larcener" in a sentence
  • "No penance for the adulterer, stocks for the drunkard, whip for the petty larcener, brand for the felon, gallows for the murderer."
  • "Nevertheless, as an upright man will never wish barefacedly to steal from others, so does he determine at all times to claim independently his own: to be robbed, and not resent it (I speak foolishly), is the next mean thing after pilfering itself; and rash will be thy daring, O literary larcener!"
  • "The Vicomte passed at once from the popular admiration one bestows on a hero to the popular contempt with which one regards a petty larcener."