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STEAL Definition & Legal Meaning

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This term is commonly used In indictments for larceny, (“take, steal, and carry away,”) and denotes the commission of theft. But, in popular usage, “stealing” seems to be a wider term than “larceny,” inasmuch as it may include the unlawful ap- propriation of things which are not technically the subject of larceny, e. ft., immovables. See Randall v. Evening News Ass’n, 101 Mich. 501, 00 N. W. 301; People v. Du- mar, 42 Ilun (N. Y.) 85; Com. v. ICelley, 1S4 Mass. 320, 08 N. E. 340; Holmes v. Gil- man. 04 Hun, 227, 19 N. Y. Supp. 151; Dun- nell v. Fiske, 11 Mete. (Mass.) 554; Barnhart v. State, 154 Ind. 177, 50 N. E. 212.


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