Robbery

Rob"ber*y

(?), n.;
pl. Robberies (#).
[OF. roberie.] 1. The act or practice of robbing; theft.
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Thieves for their robbery have authority
When judges steal themselves.
Shak.
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2. (Law) The crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2.
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Robbery, in a strict sense, differs from theft, as it is effected by force or intimidation, whereas theft is committed by stealth, or privately.
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Syn. -- Theft; depredation; spoliation; despoliation; despoilment; plunder; pillage; rapine; larceny; freebooting; piracy.
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