What does robbing peter to pay paul mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term robbing peter to pay paul:


Etymology and Origins

  1. Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

    An expression derived from the following circumstance:--By Royal Letters Patent, dated 17th December 1540, the abbey church of St Peter, Westminster, was constituted a cathedral, with a resident bishop. Ten years afterwards this order was revoked, the diocese of Westminster being united to that of St Paul’s Cathedral, and its revenues were granted towards the repairs of the city fane; hence what was taken away from St Peter’s went to benefit St Paul’s.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of robbing peter to pay paul in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of robbing peter to pay paul in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6



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