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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


BURGLARY Defined for Kids

burglary

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noun bur·glary \ˈbər-glə-rē\

Definition of burglary

plural bur·glar·ies

  1. :  the act of breaking into a building especially at night with the intent to commit a crime (as theft)





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