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Meaning of robbery by Wiktionary Dictionary

robbery


    Etymology

    Old French roberie, from the verb rober ( “to steal; to pillage” ) + -ie. Ultimately from unattested Frankish *raubōn. See rob, -y .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈrɒbəˌri/, /ˈrɒbri/

    Noun

    robbery ( plural: robberies )

    1. The act or practice of robbing .
    2. ( law ) The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force .

    Hypernyms

    attempt of taking the property of another by threat

    Hyponyms

    attempt of taking the property of another by threat

    Related terms



Explanation of robbery by Wordnet Dictionary

robbery


    Noun
    1. larceny by threat of violence

    2. plundering during riots or in wartime



    Definition of robbery by GCIDE Dictionary

    robbery


    1. Robbery n.; pl. Robberies [OF. roberie.]
      1. The act or practice of robbing; theft.

      Thieves for their robbery have authority

      When judges steal themselves. Shak.

      2. ( Law ) The crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2.

      ☞ Robbery, in a strict sense, differs from theft, as it is effected by force or intimidation, whereas theft is committed by stealth, or privately.

      Syn. -- Theft; depredation; spoliation; despoliation; despoilment; plunder; pillage; rapine; larceny; freebooting; piracy.