noun, plural rob·ber·ies.
Origin of robbery
Synonyms for robbery
Related Words for robberyfelony, heist, holdup, embezzlement, larceny, theft, burglary, wrongdoing, break-in, looting, mugging, caper, stickup, job, hit, thievery
Examples from the Web for robbery
Contemporary Examples of robbery
There is no such charge as Murder of a Good Person or Robbery of a Bad Person.To Shoot or Not to Shoot
April 14, 2011
Historical Examples of robbery
Robbery is a capital offence because the poor alone are tempted to it.Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle
H. N. Brailsford
Robbery in Morocco is almost sanctioned by Providence; it is made so simple.In the Tail of the Peacock
Robbery and war were the chief sources of recruiting the ranks of the slaves.The American Egypt
Robbery and public plunder were rampant in the State capital.The Broken Sword
Robbery was punished according to the rank of the party plundered.History of the Anglo-Saxons
noun plural -beries
c.1200, from Old French roberie "robbery, theft," from rober "to rob" (see rob).
see daylight robbery; highway robbery.