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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Robbery \Rob"ber*y\, n.; pl. Robberies. [OF. roberie.] 1. The act or practice of robbing; theft. [1913 Webster] Thieves for their robbery have authority When judges steal themselves. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Theft; depredation; spoliation; despoliation; despoilment; plunder; pillage; rapine; larceny; freebooting; piracy. [1913 Webster]