Robberies
Robbery Rob"ber*y, n.; pl. {Robberies}. [OF. roberie.] 1. The act or practice of robbing; theft. [1913 Webster]

Thieves for their robbery have authority When judges steal themselves. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) The crime of robbing. See {Rob}, v. t., 2. [1913 Webster]

Note: Robbery, in a strict sense, differs from theft, as it is effected by force or intimidation, whereas theft is committed by stealth, or privately. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Theft; depredation; spoliation; despoliation; despoilment; plunder; pillage; rapine; larceny; freebooting; piracy. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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