robbery

[ rob-uh-ree ]
/ ˈrɒb ə ri /

noun, plural rob·ber·ies.

the act, the practice, or an instance of robbing.
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; Middle English robberie < Old French. See rob, -ery
Related formsan·ti·rob·ber·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for robbery

robbery

/ (ˈrɒbərɪ) /

noun plural -beries

criminal law the stealing of property from a person by using or threatening to use force
the act or an instance of robbing

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Idioms and Phrases with robbery

robbery

see daylight robbery; highway robbery.


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