Definition for ROB'BER-Y


  1. In law, the forcible and felonious taking from the person of another any money or goods, putting him in fear, that is, by violence or by menaces of death or personal injury. Robbery differs from theft, as it is a violent felonious taking from the person or presence of another; whereas theft is a felonious taking of goods privately from the person, dwelling, &c. of another. These words should not be confounded.
  2. A plundering; a pillaging; a taking away by violence, wrong or oppression.

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