One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in many US states and formerly in Britain) theft of personal property having a value above a legally specified amount.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Back then, Cook was convicted in a Charleston, South Carolina, court for grand larceny and burglary.’
- ‘After investigations into at least 20 complaints against him by his law clients, Burgess was disbarred and convicted of attempted grand larceny.’
- ‘All three face similar charges of grand larceny and bribery.’
grand larceny/ɡrand ˈlärsənē/
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