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Lucri Causa

lucri causa n

[New Latin, literally, for the sake of gain]
: intent to obtain a gain [because lucri causa is required for larceny "W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr."]


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.