- Robbery is taking something that does not belong to you.
When you steal money from someone by pointing a gun at his head and demanding he give it to you, this is an example of robbery.
robbery definition by Webster's New World
- act or practice of robbing
- Law the felonious taking of personal property in the possession or immediate presence of another by the use of violence or intimidation
Origin: Middle English roberie ; from OFr: see rob and amp; -ery
robbery definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. rob·ber·ies
robbery - Legal Definition