Meaning of “robbery” in the English Dictionary

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"robbery" in British English

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robberynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈrɒb.ər.i/ us /ˈrɑː.bɚ.i/

B2 the crime of stealing from somewhere or someone:

The gang admitted they had committed four recent bank robberies.
He is in prison for armed robbery.

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  • He has twice been convicted of robbery.
  • Have they any evidence to implicate him in the robbery?
  • Incidents of armed robbery have increased over the last few years.
  • He served four years in prison for robbery.
  • The robbery had been recorded on a concealed security camera.

(Definition of “robbery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"robbery" in Business English

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robberynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈrɒbəri/ us plural robberies LAW

the crime of stealing from somewhere or someone:

He committed several robberies.
a bank robbery

(Definition of “robbery” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)