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robbery

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noun, rob·bery \ˈrä-b(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of robbery

  • : the crime of stealing money or property : the crime of robbing a person or place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of robbery

plural robberies

  1. :  the act or practice of robbing; specifically :  larceny from the person or presence of another by violence or threat

Examples of robbery in a sentence

  1. a series of armed robberies

  2. They foiled a bank robbery.

  3. He is charged with attempted robbery.

  4. She was arrested for robbery.



13th Century

First Known Use of robbery

13th century



ROBBERY Defined for Kids

robbery

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noun rob·bery \ˈrä-bə-rē, ˈräb-rē\

Definition of robbery for Students

plural robberies

  1. :  the act or practice of taking something unlawfully




Law Dictionary

robbery

noun rob·bery

Legal Definition of robbery

plural robberies

  1. :  the unlawful taking away of personal property from a person by violence or by threat of violence that causes fear :  larceny from the person or immediate presence of another by violence or threat of violence and with intent to steal aggravated robbery :  robbery committed with aggravating factors (as use of a weapon, infliction of bodily injury, or use of an accomplice) armed robbery :  robbery committed by a person armed with a dangerous or deadly weapon simple robbery :  robbery that does not involve any aggravating factors



Origin of robbery

Anglo-French robberie roberie, from Old French, from rober to take something away from a person by force



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