noun, plural rob·ber·ies.

  1. the act, the practice, or an instance of robbing.
  2. Law. the felonious taking of the property of another from his or her person or in his or her immediate presence, against his or her will, by violence or intimidation.

noun plural -beries

  1. criminal law the stealing of property from a person by using or threatening to use force
  2. the act or an instance of robbing

c.1200, from Old French roberie “robbery, theft,” from rober “to rob” (see rob).

see daylight robbery; highway robbery.

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