Definition of grave robbing in English:

grave robbing


  • See grave robber

    • ‘Some states reacted to body snatchings by imposing prison sentences or heavy fines for grave robbing.’
    • ‘It's part of the biggest suspected case of grave robbing of all time.’
    • ‘They did terrible things-everything from grave robbing to murder.’
    • ‘They say marking and documenting the sites is a concern because of a long history of grave robbing and desecration.’
    • ‘Among criminal justice measures, there are now tougher penalties aimed at repeat drunken-driving offenders, as well as for grave robbing.’