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To "deprive" another of property means (A) to withhold it or cause it to be withheld from (him/her) permanently or for so extended a period or under such circumstances that the major portion of its economic value or benefit is lost to (him/her), or (B) to dispose of the property in such manner or under such circumstances as to render it unlikely that an owner will recover such property. 

Source:  General Statutes 53a-118 (a) (3) (applies to Part IX:  Larceny, Robbery and Related Offenses, 53a-119 -- 53a-136a).

Commentary:  See glossary entry for "appropriate."  The court should not instruct on both deprive and appropriate when the state is proceeding only one or the other theory in a larceny prosecution.  State v. Spillane, 54 Conn. App. 201, 210-20 (1999), aff'd on other grounds, 257 Conn. 750 (2001).





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