larcenous

/larsanas/ Having the character of larceny; as a "larcenous taking." Contemplating or intending larceny; as a "larcenous purpose."
@ larcenous intent
A larcenous intent exists where a man knowingly takes and carries away the goods of another without any claim or pretense of right, with intent wholly to deprive the owner of them or convert them to his own use
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Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • larcenous — lar·ce·nous / lär sə nəs/ adj 1: of, relating to, or having the nature of larceny larcenous intent a larcenous scheme 2: committing larceny Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Larcenous — Lar ce*nous, a. [Cf. OE. larrecinos. See {Larceny}.] Having the character of larceny; as, a larcenous act; committing larceny. The larcenous and burglarious world. Sydney Smith. {Lar ce*nous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • larcenous — 1742, from LARCENY (Cf. larceny) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • larcenous — adjective a) Given to larceny, tending to thievery. These late fees are larcenous. I should have read the fine print before signing. b) Resembling theft, often applied to legal actions that seem unfair …   Wiktionary

  • larcenous — larceny ► NOUN (pl. larcenies) ▪ theft of personal property (in English law replaced as a statutory crime by theft in 1968). DERIVATIVES larcenist noun larcenous adjective. ORIGIN Old French larcin, from Latin latro robber …   English terms dictionary

  • larcenous — adjective Date: 1742 1. having the character of or constituting larceny 2. committing larceny • larcenously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • larcenous — larcenously, adv. /lahr seuh neuhs/, adj. 1. of, resembling, or characteristic of larceny. 2. guilty of larceny. [1735 45; LARCEN(Y) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • larcenous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Tending to larceny: thievish. See CRIMES …   English dictionary for students

  • larcenous — adj. of thievery, characteristic of theft; guilty of theft …   English contemporary dictionary

  • larcenous — lar·ce·nous …   English syllables

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