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robbery

[rob-uh-ree] /ˈrɒb ə ri/
noun, plural robberies.
1.
the act, the practice, or an instance of robbing.
2.
Law. the felonious taking of the property of another from his or her person or in his or her immediate presence, against his or her will, by violence or intimidation.
Compare theft.
Origin of robbery
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English robberie < Old French. See rob, -ery
Related forms
antirobbery, adjective
Synonyms
1. plunder, pillage; theft, burglary.
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robbery

/ˈrɒbərɪ/
noun (pl) -beries
1.
(criminal law) the stealing of property from a person by using or threatening to use force
2.
the act or an instance of robbing
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Word Origin and History for robbery
n.

c.1200, from Old French roberie "robbery, theft," from rober "to rob" (see rob).

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