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burglary

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noun bur·glary \ˈbər-glə-rē also -gə-lə-rē also -gəl-rē\

Simple Definition of burglary

  • : the act of illegally entering a building in order to steal things

Full Definition of burglary

plural bur·glar·ies

  1. :  the act of breaking and entering a dwelling at night to commit a felony (as theft); broadly :  the entering of a building with the intent to commit a crime

bur·glar·i·ous play \ˌbər-ˈgler-ē-əs\ adjective
bur·glar·i·ous·ly adverb

Examples of burglary

  1. There have been a number of burglaries in the neighborhood in recent months.

  2. He has been charged with attempted burglary.



Circa 1523

First Known Use of burglary

circa 1523



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