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the act, the practice, or an instance of .
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.
Contemporary Examples

There is no such charge as Murder of a Good Person or robbery of a Bad Person.
To Shoot or Not to Shoot Edward Conlon April 13, 2011

Historical Examples

robbery and lying, upon however large or mean a scale, when successful, will be called by a great number only “smart conduct.”
The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. E. Rameur

robbery is a capital offence because the poor alone are tempted to it.
Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle H. N. Brailsford

robbery and theft from houses and on the highway had been reduced to a regular system.
Mysteries of Police and Crime Arthur Griffiths

robbery, undoubtedly, was the motive for the commission of the crime.
The Solitary Farm Fergus Hume

robbery was its aim; a discreet and none too frequent spoliation of such of their patrons as lent themselves to their schemes.
Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green

robbery is an art, and it is the crude thief that gets into trouble.
The Bail Jumper Robert J. C. Stead

robbery is always possible, although unlikely, with one exception.
The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin

robbery was the only mechanical art which was worth pursuing, and the only exercises followed were assault and battery.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 13, Issue 371, May 23, 1829 Various

robbery, became almost unknown, so well was the public peace maintained.
The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard

noun (pl) -beries
(criminal law) the stealing of property from a person by using or threatening to use force
the act or an instance of robbing

c.1200, from Old French roberie “robbery, theft,” from rober “to rob” (see rob).

Practised by the Ishmaelites (Gen. 16:12), the Chaldeans and Sabeans (Job 1:15, 17), and the men of Shechem (Judg. 9:25. See also 1 Sam. 27:6-10; 30; Hos. 4:2; 6:9). Robbers infested Judea in our Lord’s time (Luke 10:30; John 18:40; Acts 5:36, 37; 21:38; 2 Cor. 11:26). The words of the Authorized Version, “counted it not robbery to be equal,” etc. (Phil. 2:6, 7), are better rendered in the Revised Version, “counted it not a prize to be on an equality,” etc., i.e., “did not look upon equality with God as a prize which must not slip from his grasp” = “did not cling with avidity to the prerogatives of his divine majesty; did not ambitiously display his equality with God.” “Robbers of churches” should be rendered, as in the Revised Version, “of temples.” In the temple at Ephesus there was a great treasure-chamber, and as all that was laid up there was under the guardianship of the goddess Diana, to steal from such a place would be sacrilege (Acts 19:37).


daylight robbery
highway robbery


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