Definition for ROB

ROB, v.t. [G. rauben; D. rooven; Sw. roffa and röfva; Dan. röver; It. rubare; Sp. robar; Port. roubar; Pers. رُبُودَنْ robodan. This word has the elements of W. rhaib, a snatching, Sax. reafian, L. rapio, Fr. ravir. Class Rb, No. 26, 27, 29, 30.]

  1. In law, to take from the person of another feloniously, forcibly and by putting him in fear; as, to rob a passenger on the road. – Blackstone.
  2. To seize and carry from any thing by violence and with felonious intent; as, to rob a coach; to rob the mail.
  3. To plunder; to strip unlawfully; as, to rob an orchard; to rob a man of his just praise.
  4. To take away by oppression or by violence. Rob not the poor because he is poor. – Prov. xxii.
  5. To take from; to deprive. A large tree robs smaller plants near it of their nourishment.
  6. In a loose sense, to steal; to take privately without permission of the owner. – Tooke.
  7. To withhold what is due. – Mal. iii.

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