robbery

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old French roberie, from the verb rober (to steal; to pillage) + -ie. Ultimately from unattested Frankish *raubōn. See rob, -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈrɒbəˌri/, /ˈrɒbri/

Noun[edit]

robbery (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.

Hypernyms[edit]

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

Hyponyms[edit]

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

Translations[edit]

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