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robbery

[rob-uh-ree] /ˈrɒb ə ri/
noun, plural robberies.
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.
Compare theft.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English robberie < Old French. See rob, -ery
Related forms
antirobbery, adjective
Synonyms
1. plunder, pillage; theft, burglary.
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British Dictionary definitions for anti robbery

robbery

/ˈrɒbərɪ/
noun (pl) -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
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Word Origin and History for anti robbery

robbery

n.

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

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anti robbery in the Bible

Practised by the Ishmaelites (Gen. 16:12), the Chaldeans and Sabeans (Job 1:15, 17), and the men of Shechem (Judg. 9:25. See also 1 Sam. 27:6-10; 30; Hos. 4:2; 6:9). Robbers infested Judea in our Lord's time (Luke 10:30; John 18:40; Acts 5:36, 37; 21:38; 2 Cor. 11:26). The words of the Authorized Version, "counted it not robbery to be equal," etc. (Phil. 2:6, 7), are better rendered in the Revised Version, "counted it not a prize to be on an equality," etc., i.e., "did not look upon equality with God as a prize which must not slip from his grasp" = "did not cling with avidity to the prerogatives of his divine majesty; did not ambitiously display his equality with God." "Robbers of churches" should be rendered, as in the Revised Version, "of temples." In the temple at Ephesus there was a great treasure-chamber, and as all that was laid up there was under the guardianship of the goddess Diana, to steal from such a place would be sacrilege (Acts 19:37).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for anti robbery

robbery

in criminal law, an aggravated form of theft that involves violence or the threat of violence against a victim in his presence. Many criminologists have long regarded statistics on robbery to be one of the most accurate gauges of the overall crime rate

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