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larcenous

[lahr-suh-nuh s] /ˈlɑr sə nəs/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or characteristic of larceny.
2.
guilty of larceny.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; larcen(y) + -ous
Related forms
larcenously, adverb
nonlarcenous, adjective
unlarcenous, adjective
unlarcenously, adverb
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  • 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.
  • The delivery was procured through fraud punishable as larcenous under the criminal law.
Word Origin and History for larcenous
adj.

1742, from larceny + -ous.

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