Larceny

Petty theft, means really the peculations and thefts of a mercenary. (Greek latron, hire [latris, a hireling]; Latin latro, a mercenary, whence latrocinium; French, larcin.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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