a person who robs.

1125–75; Middle English robbere < Old French robere. See rob, -er1

burglar, mugger, robber, thief (see synonym study at thief).

highwayman, bandit, brigand; burglar. See thief. Unabridged
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rob (rɒb)
vb , robs, robbing, robbed
1.  (tr) to take something from (someone) illegally, as by force or threat of violence
2.  to plunder (a house, shop, etc)
3.  (tr) to deprive unjustly: to be robbed of an opportunity
[C13: from Old French rober, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German roubōn to rob]

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Example sentences
It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral
With all due respect, you are equating the industrious citizen with the bank
We are living through a second gilded age with our own robber barons at the
Others accused him of being a smuggler and a grave robber and denied him bread
  and water.
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