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Meaning of ROBBERY

Pronunciation:  'râburee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  larceny by threat of violence
  2. [n]  plundering during riots or in wartime

ROBBERY is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: looting
 See Also: armed robbery, buccaneering, caper, dacoity, dakoity, heist, highjacking, hijacking, holdup, job, larceny, pillage, pillaging, piracy, plundering, rip-off, rolling, stealing, stickup, theft, thievery, thieving



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

         Thieves for their robbery have authority When judges
         steal themselves.                     --Shak.

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

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.

Syn: Theft; depredation; spoliation; despoliation;
     despoilment; plunder; pillage; rapine; larceny;
     freebooting; piracy.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have been robbed indicates that you are experiencing an identity crisis or you are suffering some sort of loss in your life. Alternatively, you may feel that someone has stolen your success or has taken credit for something you did.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Felonious taking of another's property, from his or her person or immediate presence and against his or her will, by means of force or fear. (See larceny.)
Easton Bible Dictionary

Practised by the Ishmaelites (Gen. 16:12), the Chaldeans and Sabeans (Job 1:15, 17), and the men of Shechem (Judg. 9:25. See also 1 Sam. 27:6-10; 30; Hos. 4:2; 6:9). Robbers infested Judea in our Lord's time (Luke 10:30; John 18:40; Acts 5:36, 37; 21:38; 2 Cor. 11:26). The words of the Authorized Version, "counted it not robbery to be equal," etc. (Phil. 2:6, 7), are better rendered in the Revised Version, "counted it not a prize to be on an equality," etc., i.e., "did not look upon equality with God as a prize which must not slip from his grasp" = "did not cling with avidity to the prerogatives of his divine majesty; did not ambitiously display his equality with God."

"Robbers of churches" should be rendered, as in the Revised Version, "of temples." In the temple at Ephesus there was a great treasure-chamber, and as all that was laid up there was under the guardianship of the goddess Diana, to steal from such a place would be sacrilege (Acts 19:37).