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grand theft

noun

grand larceny

noun, Law.
1.
larceny in which the value of the goods taken is above a certain legally specified amount.
Also called grand theft.
Compare petty larceny.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for grand-theft

grand larceny

noun
1.
(formerly in England) the theft of property valued at over 12 pence. Abolished in 1827
2.
(in some states of the US) the theft of property of which the value is above a specified figure, varying from state to state but usually being between $25 and $60
Compare petit larceny
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