larcenous

[lahr-suh-nuh s] /ˈlɑr sə nəs/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or characteristic of larceny.
2.
guilty of larceny.
Origin
1735–45; larcen(y) + -ous
Related forms
larcenously, adverb
nonlarcenous, adjective
unlarcenous, adjective
unlarcenously, adverb
Example Sentences for larcenous
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.
British Dictionary definitions for larcenous
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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Word Origin and History for larcenous
larcenous
1742, from larceny + -ous.
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