Simple Definition of robbery
: the crime of stealing money or property : the crime of robbing a person or place
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 in a sentence
a series of armed robberies
They foiled a bank robbery.
He is charged with attempted robbery.
She was arrested for robbery.
First Known Use of robbery
ROBBERY Defined for Kids
Definition of robbery for Students
: the act or practice of taking something unlawfully
Legal Definition of robbery
: 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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