The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
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