What does the word robbery mean?

Usage examples for robbery

  1. " It is strange," observed he, " that a body has been found in a ditch, near to where the robbery occurred, and has been recognised to be that of the very young officer to whom you now introduce me. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  2. " We'd pull the very sod up off the corral if you'd run Lane in for wholesale robbery," added a third; and it was not until the hoarse laugh which followed died away that I found my opportunity. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  3. But seriously, Herr Comrade, I ought to call you to account for your robbery of an artist from our midst. – The Northern Light by E. Werner