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Definitions and Synonyms of robbery | Another word for robbery | What is robbery?

Definition 1: larceny by threat of violence - [noun denoting act]

(robbery is a kind of ...) the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

"the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"

(... is a kind of robbery ) robbery at gunpoint

(... is a kind of robbery ) a crime (especially a robbery)

"the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"

(... is a kind of robbery ) robbery by a gang of armed dacoits

(... is a kind of robbery ) the act of stealing

(... is a kind of robbery ) robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force

(... is a kind of robbery ) robbery of travellers on or near a public road

(... is a kind of robbery ) the act of robbing a helpless person

"he was charged with rolling drunks in the park"

Definition 2: plundering during riots or in wartime - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for robbery in the sense of this definition

(robbery is a kind of ...) the act of stealing valuable things from a place

"the plundering of the Parthenon" "his plundering of the great authors"

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