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Definition of Robber

Robber

  1. One who robs; in law, one who feloniously takes goods or money from the person of another by violence or by putting him in fear.

Robber Quotations

We continue to be exasperated by the view, apparently gaining momentum in certain circles, that armed robbery is okay as long as nobody gets hurt! The proper solution to armed robbery is a dead robber, on the scene.
Jeff Cooper

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
John Adams

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
Ronald Reagan

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
Napoleon Bonaparte

A man's natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, (or by any other name indicating his true character,) or by millions, calling themselves a government.
Lysander Spooner
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Robber Translations

robber in Dutch is rover
robber in Latin is latrunculus, ereptor
robber in Portuguese is salteador

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