What does robbery mean?

Definitions for robbery
ˈrɒb ə rirob·bery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. robbery(noun)

    larceny by threat of violence

  2. looting, robbery(noun)

    plundering during riots or in wartime

Wiktionary

  1. robbery(Noun)

    The act or practice of robbing.

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

  2. robbery(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Robbery(noun)

    the act or practice of robbing; theft

  2. Robbery(noun)

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

Freebase

  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. Kris Jenner:

    Kim leads the pack. She's the queen of the thick skin. In June Kim was mommy-shamed for a picture of her son, Saint West, in a facing forward car seat, which could put a child at risk. But she got far more scrutiny during her traumatic 2016 robbery in Paris. Kris Jenner offered insight as to why they decided to share Kardashian-West’s Paris robbery on the long running reality series. So many people felt like they deserved the explanation of what happened because they had for the last decade followed every moment of her life and so then she felt like it would almost be a relief to be able to say it on her terms and explain what happened.

  2. Police Cathy Lanier:

    If you're in a position to try and take the gunman down, to take the gunman out, it's the best option for saving lives before police can get there, and that's – you know, that's kind of counterintuitive to what cops always tell people, right ? We always tell people, ‘ Don't, you know, don't take action. Call 911. Don't intervene in the robbery. ’ We've never told people, ‘ Take action. ’ It's a different – this is a different scenario.

  3. Larry Stewart:

    Like the Huntington Bank robbery, the State Bank robberies involved a man wearing a ski mask who took over the entire bank, neutralized personnel, and accessed monies, which were held in the vault or safe.

  4. Marco Aurelio Prometti:

    Cargo robbery is just as profitable as trafficking drugs.

  5. 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.

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