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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.

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

  2. robberynoun

    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. Robberynoun

    the act or practice of robbing; theft

  2. Robberynoun

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

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  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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  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. Greg Abbott:

    As Governor, my top priority is public safety, and this bill furthers that objective by keeping dangerous criminals off our streets, it's inexcusable to release individuals from jail that have been charged with heinous crimes like sexual assault against minors, domestic violence and robbery. The measure goes into effect on September 1, according to the governor's office. Read More.

  2. 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).

  3. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley:

    America is not a melting pot. We do not all share the same values, beliefs, religion or even language. What unites us is the law. The law we all freely and voluntarily consent to. The law that says rape, robbery and murder are evil and should be prohibited in a civilized society. We ask law enforcement to represent us in prohibiting these evil acts. They stand on the blue line which separates law and order on one side and chaos and anarchy on the other. There can be no middle ground, so choose which side of the line you will stand on.

  4. Dermot Shea:

    We'll go where the evidence leads us, but it's a little preliminary to make speculation whether it's a gambling dispute, whether it's a robbery, but that will unfold as the day goes on.

  5. Carol Sensedorf:

    Someone always wants to stir the pot, i consider myself liberal, 100 percent. But there is so much robbery and it all goes on next door. Someone literally posted ‘Did anyone see a man in yellow vest?’ the other day. It turned out to be someone from PGE. We call on everybody. It doesn’t mean you’re racist. It means you have your eyes open. I call on people all the time whatever color they are.

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