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Robbery vs. Extortion

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Robberynoun

The act or practice of robbing.

Extortionnoun

The practice of extorting money or other property by the use of force or threats.

Robberynoun

(legal) The offense of taking or attempting to take the property of another by force or threat of force.

Extortionnoun

The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge.

Robberynoun

The act or practice of robbing; theft.

‘Thieves for their robbery have authorityWhen judges steal themselves.’;

Extortionnoun

The offense committed by an officer who corruptly claims and takes, as his fee, money, or other thing of value, that is not due, or more than is due, or before it is due.

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Robberynoun

The crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2.

Extortionnoun

That which is extorted or exacted by force.

Robberynoun

larceny by threat of violence

Extortionnoun

an exorbitant charge

Robberynoun

plundering during riots or in wartime

Extortionnoun

unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority);

‘the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty’;

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Robbery

Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear. According to common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear; that is, it is a larceny or theft accomplished by an assault.

Extortionnoun

the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)

Extortionnoun

the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats

‘he used bribery and extortion to build himself a huge, art-stuffed mansion’; ‘extortion rackets’;

Extortion

Extortion is the practice of obtaining benefit through coercion. In most jurisdictions it is likely to constitute a criminal offense; the bulk of this article deals with such cases.

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