larceny

larceny [ LAHR-suh’-nee ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 the unlawful taking of someone else's personal property
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Most people would agree with Mahatma Gandhi's view that European colonialism of Asian and African people was larceny perpetrated on a grand scale.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Lorello, an archives and records management specialist in the New York Department of Education, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and scheming to defraud and was released on his recognizance

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