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petit larceny - Legal Definition
Originally distinguished from
grand larceny as a matter of
degree. A theft of something valued at 12 pence or less was considered petty
larceny, and the death penalty was not invoked. Today, the amount
differentiating between petty and grand
larceny is in dollars and varies from state to state. See also larceny
and grand larceny.