A man engages in larceny.
When someone steals your wallet, this act is an example of 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
Origin of larcenyMiddle English from Anglo-Norman larcin theft from Latin latrōcinium robbery from latrō robber, mercenary ultimately from Greek latron pay, hire
(countable and uncountable, plural larcenies)
larceny - Legal Definition