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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

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

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

If taxation without consent is robbery, the United States government has never had, has not now, and is never likely to have, a single honest dollar in its treasury. If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized.
Lysander Spooner

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

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
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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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