Fear Law and Legal Definition

Fear is a state of anxious concern, alarm or apprehension of harm. It includes fear of economic loss as well as fear of physical violence. In criminal law, fear means consciousness of approaching danger. In certain offenses such as robbery fear is one of the ingredients required to constitute the offence. In the case of robbery, if there is no fear felonious taking of the property is a larceny. It is not necessary that the owner of the property should be in fear of his/her own person, but fear of violence to the person of his/her child or of his/her property is sufficient.