Larceny Lar"ce*ny, n.; pl. {Larcenies}. [F. larcin, OE. larrecin, L. latrocinium, fr. latro robber, mercenary, hired servant; cf. Gr. (?) hired servant. Cf. {Latrociny}.] (Law) The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf. {Embezzlement}. [1913 Webster]

{Grand larceny} & {Petit larceny are} distinctions having reference to the nature or value of the property stolen. They are abolished in England.

{Mixed larceny}, or {Compound larceny}, that which, under statute, includes in it the aggravation of a taking from a building or the person.

{Simple larceny}, that which is not accompanied with any aggravating circumstances. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.