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Robbery vs Freebooting - What's the difference?

robbery | freebooting | Synonyms |

Robbery is a synonym of freebooting.

As nouns the difference between robbery and freebooting

is that robbery is the act or practice of robbing while freebooting is piracy or plundering.

As an adjective freebooting is

engaged in piracy or plunder.

As a verb freebooting is





  • 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


    ; 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)




  • Piracy or plundering
  • * {{quote-book, year=1853, author=James Richardson, title=Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The Haghar are well known, even in Europe, for their freebooting propensities. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1900, author=Josephine Elizabeth Butler, title=Native Races and the War, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Why do you now refuse to protect your own highway into the Interior,
  • * {{quote-book, year=1921, author=Howard Pyle, title=Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In a short time freebooting assumed all of the routine of a regular business. }}
  • The unauthorized rehosting of online media
  • Adjective

  • Engaged in piracy or plunder
  • * {{quote-book, year=1843, author=Ralph Waldo Emerson, title=The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In one respect, as I hinted above, it is only too good, so sure of success, I mean, that you are no longer secure of any respect to your property in our freebooting America. }}