Definitions for robberyˈrɒb ə ri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
rob•ber•yˈrɒb ə ri(n.)(pl.)-ber•ies.
the act or practice of robbing.
the felonious taking of property from another's person by violence or intimidation.
Origin of robbery:
1150–1200; ME robberie < OF. See rob , -ery
larceny by threat of violence
plundering during riots or in wartime
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
robbery(noun)ˈrɒb ə ri
an occasion when sb robs a place
There have been several robberies in the neighborhood.
robberyˈrɒb ə ri
the crime of robbing a place
a young man arrested for robbery
The act or practice of robbing.
The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force.
Origin: roberie, from the verb rober + -ie. Ultimately from unattested *. See rob, -y.
the act or practice of robbing; theft
the crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2
Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. At common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear. Precise definitions of the offence may vary between jurisdictions. In precise legal terms, robbery differs from simple theft in its use of violence and intimidation, although the words to rob and robbery are often used informally to mean simple theft. The word "rob" came via French from Late Latin words of Germanic origin, from Common Germanic raub — "theft". Among the types of robbery are armed robbery involving use of a weapon and aggravated robbery involving use of a deadly weapon or something that appears to be a deadly weapon. Highway robbery or "mugging" takes place outside and in a public place such as a sidewalk, street, or parking lot. Carjacking is the act of stealing a car from a victim by force. Extortion is the threat to do something illegal, or the offer to not do something illegal, in the event that goods are not given, primarily using words instead of actions.
Translations for robbery
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of robbing
Robbery is a serious crime; He was charged with four robberies.
- لُصوصِيَّه، سَرِقَه، نَهْبArabic
- rouboPortuguese (BR)
- der RaubGerman
- دزدی؛ سرقتFarsi
- furto, rapinaItalian
- 강도 행위Korean
- rabunek, rozbójPolish
- دزدی؛ سرقتPersian
- 搶劫Chinese (Trad.)
- крадіжка; пограбуванняUkrainian
- tội ăn cướpVietnamese
- 抢劫Chinese (Simp.)
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