pleading. This word was formerly supposed to be necessary in an indictment, in order to charge a robbery from the person, but it has been holden unnecessary. The words feloniously and against the will, usually introduced in such indictments, seem to be sufficient. It is usual also to aver a putting in fear, though this does not seem to be requisite.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
By the use of force; forcibly ; with violence. The term is used in indictments for certain offenses. Viperina est expositio quae corrodit viscera tentus. It is a poisonous exposition which destroys the vitals of the text.