burglar

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bur·glar

noun \ˈbər-glər also -gə-lər\

: a person who illegally enters a building in order to steal things : a person who commits burglary

Full Definition of BURGLAR

:  one who commits burglary

Origin of BURGLAR

Anglo-French burgler, from Medieval Latin burglator, probably alteration of burgator, from burgare to commit burglary
First Known Use: 1541

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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