Definition of grand larceny in English:

grand larceny


mass nounLaw
  • (in many US states and formerly in Britain) theft of personal property having a value above a legally specified amount.

    • ‘Back then, Cook was convicted in a Charleston, South Carolina, court for grand larceny and burglary.’
    • ‘All three face similar charges of grand larceny and bribery.’
    • ‘After investigations into at least 20 complaints against him by his law clients, Burgess was disbarred and convicted of attempted grand larceny.’
    • ‘Although the indictment extended beyond grand larceny to possession of forged instruments and an amount of more than $1 million, the attorney general's office stated it would pursue no further prosecution.’
    • ‘The former lawyer was convicted of attempted grand larceny concerning a client's missing funds and disbarred in 1987.’