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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rob·bery /ˈrɑb(ə)ri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rob·ber·y n.; pl. Robberies
 1. The act or practice of robbing; theft.
 Thieves for their robbery have authority
 When judges steal themselves.   --Shak.
 2. Law The crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2.
 Note:Robbery, in a strict sense, differs from theft, as it is effected by force or intimidation, whereas theft is committed by stealth, or privately.
 Syn: -- Theft; depredation; spoliation; despoliation; despoilment; plunder; pillage; rapine; larceny; freebooting; piracy.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: larceny by threat of violence
      2: plundering during riots or in wartime [syn: looting]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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).