Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Theft; larceny.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. Theft. The fraudulent appropriation to one's self of the property of another, with an intention to cemmit theft without the consent of the owner. Fleta, 1. 1, c. 36; Bract, fol. 150; 3 Inst. 107. The thing which has bcen stolen. Bract, fol. 151.
    —Furtum conceptnm. In Roman law. The theft which was disclosed where, upon searching any one in the presence of wiinesses in due form, the thing stolen was discovered in his possession.
    —Furtum grave. In Scotch law. An aggravated degree of theft, anciently punished with death It still remains an open point what amount of value raises the theft to this serious denomination. 1 Broun, 352, note. See 1 Swint. 467.
    —Furtum manifestum. Open theft Theft where a thief is caught with the property in his possession. Bract, fol. 150b.
    —Furtum-oblatum. In the civil law. Offered theft. Oblatum furtum dicitur cum re furtiva ab aliquo Ubi oblata sit, eaque opud te concepta sit. Theft is called "oblatum" when a thing stolen is offered to you by any one, and found upon you. Inst. 4, 1, 4.