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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English robberie, robry, roberie, from Old French roberie, from the verb rober (to steal; to pillage) + -ie. Ultimately from unattested Frankish *raubōn. Synchronically analyzable as rob +‎ -ery. Compare Dutch roverij (robbery), Norwegian Bokmål røveri (robbery), German Räuberei (robbery, banditry).

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NounEdit

robbery (countable and uncountable, plural robberies)

  1. The act or practice of robbing.
  2. (law) The offense of taking or attempting to take the property of another by force or threat of force.

HypernymsEdit

(attempt of taking the property of another by threat): larceny

HyponymsEdit

taking or attempt of taking the property of another by force or threat

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

robbery

  1. Alternative form of robberie