Etymology
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robbery (n.)

c. 1200, robberie, "the act, practice, or occupation of stealing or plundering," from Old French roberie "robbery, theft," from rober "to rob" (see rob).

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Definitions of robbery

robbery (n.)
larceny by threat of violence;
robbery (n.)
plundering during riots or in wartime;
Synonyms: looting
From wordnet.princeton.edu