Bribery vs Robbery - What's the difference?

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In context|legal|lang=en terms the difference between bribery and robbery

is that bribery is (legal) the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes while robbery is (legal) the offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force.

As nouns the difference between bribery and robbery

is that bribery is the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions while robbery is the act or practice of robbing.

bribery

English

Noun

(briberies)
  • the making of illegal payment, or bribes, to persons in official positions as a means of influencing their decisions
  • (legal) the activity of giving, offering or accepting bribes
  • robbery

    English

    Noun

    (robberies)
  • The act or practice of robbing.
  • (legal) The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force.
  • Hypernyms

    (attempt of taking the property of another by threat) larceny

    Hyponyms

    ; attempt of taking the property of another by threat * piracy, armed robbery, aggravated robbery, highway robbery, mugging, carjacking, extortion, stick-up (slang), blagging (slang), steaming (slang)