What does robbery mean?

Definitions for robbery
ˈrɒb ə rirob·be·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. robberynoun

    larceny by threat of violence

  2. looting, robberynoun

    plundering during riots or in wartime

Wiktionary

  1. robberynoun

    The act or practice of robbing.

  2. robberynoun

    The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force.

  3. Etymology: roberie, from the verb rober + -ie. Ultimately from unattested *. See rob, -y.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Wikipedia

  1. Robbery

    Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by use of fear. According to 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; that is, it is a larceny or theft accomplished by an assault. Precise definitions of the offence may vary between jurisdictions. Robbery is differentiated from other forms of theft (such as burglary, shoplifting, pickpocketing, or car theft) by its inherently violent nature (a violent crime); whereas many lesser forms of theft are punished as misdemeanors, robbery is always a felony in jurisdictions that distinguish between the two. Under English law, most forms of theft are triable either way, whereas robbery is triable only on indictment. The word "rob" came via French from Late Latin words (e.g., deraubare) of Germanic origin, from Common Germanic raub "theft". Among the types of robbery are armed robbery, which involves the use of a weapon, and aggravated robbery, when someone brings with them a deadly weapon or something that appears to be a deadly weapon. Highway robbery or mugging takes place outside or 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. Criminal slang for robbery includes "blagging" (armed robbery, usually of a bank) or "stick-up" (derived from the verbal command to robbery targets to raise their hands in the air), and "steaming" (organized robbery on underground train systems).

ChatGPT

  1. robbery

    Robbery is the criminal act of directly taking property or goods from another individual against their will through the use of force and/or intimidation, with the intention to permanently deprive them of their possessions. It is considered a violent crime as it involves a threat or actual act of violence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Robberynoun

    the act or practice of robbing; theft

  2. Robberynoun

    the crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2

Wikidata

  1. Robbery

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of robbery in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of robbery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of robbery in a Sentence

  1. Margaret Stock:

    The administration is deporting as many criminal aliens as possible for the numbers, but it does n’t take into account military service, most people also don’t understand how complicated immigration law really is and how easy it is to run afoul of these complex laws. Making matters worse, Margaret Stock said, is that defendants in deportation cases are not automatically given attorneys and often ca n’t afford to hire their own, resulting in many being wrongfully deported. Any lawful permanent resident, veteran or not, can be deported upon conviction of a crime that falls under the extremely broad umbrella of a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude. This can be either a misdemeanor or felony, and typically includes anything from assault, fraud and perjury to robbery, theft and bribery. The rulings are often viewed by immigration lawyers as arbitrary and the immigration code now includes scores of petty offenses listed alongside the severe ones, all punishable by deportation. Still, the federal government is very deliberate in its review of cases involving veterans, insisted Gillian Christensen, spokeswoman for the U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement( ICE).

  2. George Will:

    In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.)

  3. Michelle Yu:

    The Honolulu Police Department is continuing to investigate this weekend’s incident involving Mr. Robert Allenby, detectives have opened second-degree robbery and fraudulent use of credit card investigations.

  4. Jake Paul:

    They're going to give me a big bag to go and beat the guy I already beat, this is bank robbery.

  5. Iqbal Hossain:

    All of them were engaged with drug peddling, robbery, human trafficking and arms trade, in recent months a section of Rohingya are getting involved in crimes and out of them some were killed in gunfights with law enforcement agencies.

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