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