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breaking and entering

noun

Simple Definition of breaking and entering

  • law : the crime of illegally entering a house, building, etc., especially by using force

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of breaking and entering

  1. :  the act of forcing or otherwise gaining unlawful passage into and entering another's building

Examples of breaking and entering in a sentence

  1. The thief was arrested and charged with breaking and entering.



1778

First Known Use of breaking and entering

1778


Law Dictionary

breaking and entering

noun

Legal Definition of breaking and entering

  1. :  the act of gaining passage into and entering another's property (as a building or vehicle) without privilege or by force; also :  the crime of breaking and entering — see also burglary




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