- robbery (n.)
- c. 1200, from Old French roberie "robbery, theft," from rober "to rob" (see rob).
- 1. They're just ripping the fans off; it's daylight robbery.
- 2. Police have ruled out robbery as a motive for the killing.
- 3. Last year there was a plague of robbery and housebreaking.
- 4. Armed robbery and abduction have been on the increase countrywide.
- 5. About £50 million from the robbery five years ago is unaccounted for.