A man engages in larceny.
Larceny is defined as the theft of personal property.
When someone steals your wallet, this act is an example of larceny.
Law the taking of personal property without consent and with the intention of permanently depriving the owner of it; theft: in some states of the U.S., and formerly in England, larceny in which the value of the property equals or exceeds a specified amount is grand larceny, and larceny involving lesser amounts is petit (or petty) larceny
Origin of larcenyMiddle English ; from Anglo-French larcin ; from Old French larrecin ; from Classical Latin latrocinium ; from latrocinari, to rob, plunder ; from latro, mercenary soldier, robber ; from Classical Greek an unverified form latr?n ; from latron, wages, pay ; from Indo-European an unverified form l?i-, to possess, acquire from source Old English læs, landed property
The unlawful taking and removing of another's personal property with the intent of permanently depriving the owner; theft.
Origin of larcenyMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman larcin, theft, from Latin latr&omacron;cinium, robbery, from latr&omacron;, robber, mercenary, ultimately from Greek latron, pay, hire.
(countable and uncountable, plural larcenies)
larceny - Legal Definition
The wrongful appropriation of personal property with the intention of permanently depriving the owner of its possession and use.