larcenous

[lahr-suh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or characteristic of larceny.
2.
guilty of larceny.

Origin:
1735–45; larcen(y) + -ous

larcenously, adverb
nonlarcenous, adjective
unlarcenous, adjective
unlarcenously, adverb
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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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larcenous
1742, from larceny + -ous.
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Example sentences
Surprisingly enough this melodrama packs considerable punch as it races along
  from one larcenous episode to another.
They're the larcenous undead whose skeletons can be seen in the moonlight.
Too often the wholesale deregulation of markets that are not local in scope
  results in larcenous behavior emerging as normative.
The elements of larcenous crimes, however, focus primarily on the taking of
  property.
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