petty theft

petty theft
n. (Law) petty larceny, theft of property valued below the grand larceny limit

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  • Theft — In criminal law, theft (also known as stealing or filching) is the illegal taking of another person s property without that person s freely given consent. As a term, it is used as shorthand for all major crimes against property, encompassing… …   Wikipedia

  • theft — n. 1) to commit (a) theft; to practice theft 2) petty theft 3) a theft from (a daring theft from a museum) * * * [θeft] to practice theft petty theft to commit (a) theft a theft from (a daring theft from a museum) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • petty larceny — n: petit larceny at larceny Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. p …   Law dictionary

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