Definition of Robbery

1. Noun. Larceny by threat of violence.




2. Noun. Plundering during riots or in wartime.
Exact synonyms: Looting
Generic synonyms: Pillage, Pillaging, Plundering
Derivative terms: Loot

Definition of Robbery

1. n. The act or practice of robbing; theft.

Definition of Robbery

1. Noun. The act or practice of robbing. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Robbery

1. the act of one who robs [n -BERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Robbery

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robatas
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robatumumab
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robbery (current term)
robbery conviction
robbery suspect
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robbing
robbing Peter to pay Paul
robe
robe-de-chambre
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robelike
robemaker
robemakers
robemaking

Literary usage of Robbery

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"In discussing the definition of robbery in our Code, Judge Nisbet In that ... We think not, but creates one offense, to wit, robbery, and makes two grades ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"robbery Is larceny with the aggravating circumstances of taking by force and putting ... robbery Is the felonious taking of personal property of another by ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"There must be a taking, otherwise it is no robbery. A mere attempt to rob was indeed held to be felony, so late as Henry the Fourth's time: (a) but ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1875)
"Mr. Justice Ashurst says, "The true definition of robbery is the stealing ... The principal ingredient in robbery is a man's being forced to part with his ..."

5. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"robbery l05. robbery is an aggravated form of larceny, but is treated as a ... robbery is a felony at common law." robbery is at once a crime against the ..."

6. A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States by Francis Wharton (1874)
"robbery. [The statutes contained in prior editions under this head are, ... robbery is the felonious and forcible taking of the property of another from his ..."

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