noun rob·bery \ˈrä-b(ə-)rē\

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

plural rob·ber·ies

Full Definition of ROBBERY

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

Examples of ROBBERY

  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.

First Known Use of ROBBERY

13th century
ROBBERY Defined for Kids


noun rob·bery \ˈrä-bə-rē, ˈräb-rē\
plural rob·ber·ies

Definition of ROBBERY for Kids

:  the act or practice of taking something unlawfully


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