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Definition of Robbery


  1. The act or practice of robbing; theft.
  2. The crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2.

Robbery Quotations

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
Calvin Coolidge

Property is organized robbery.
George Bernard Shaw

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
Saint Augustine

Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
George Washington

Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place.
Johnny Carson
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Robbery Translations

robbery in French is rapine
robbery in Italian is rapina
robbery in Latin is furtum

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