robbery

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English[edit]

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

Hypernyms[edit]

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

Hyponyms[edit]

attempt of taking the property of another by threat

Translations[edit]

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