larcenist

larcener

[lahr-suh-ner]
noun
a person who commits larceny.
Also, larcenist.


Origin:
1625–35; larcen(y) + -er1

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larceny (ˈlɑːsɪnɪ)
 
n , pl -nies
law (formerly) a technical word for theft
 
[C15: from Old French larcin, from Latin lātrocinium robbery, from latrō robber]
 
'larcenist
 
n
 
'larcener
 
n
 
'larcenous
 
adj
 
'larcenously
 
adv

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larcenist
1803, from larceny. Earlier was larcener (1630s).
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