robbery etymology

English word robbery comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) rober (To rob; to steal.), Old French (842-ca. 1400) -ie (Indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one.)

Detailed word origin of robbery

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rober Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To rob; to steal.
-ie Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Indicates a feminine noun, often an abstract one.
roberie Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Robbery; theft.
roberie Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
robbery English (eng) (legal) The offense of taking or attempting to take the property of another by force or threat of force.. The act or practice of robbing.

Words with the same origin as robbery

Descendants of rober
rob rover
Descendants of -ie
battery courtesy felony humility recovery treachery