housebreaking


house·break·ing

noun \ˈhas-ˌbrā-kiŋ\

: the act of forcefully entering someone's house in order to commit a crime (such as robbery)

Full Definition of HOUSEBREAKING

:  an act of breaking open and entering the dwelling house of another with a felonious purpose
house·break·er \-ˌbrā-kər\ noun

First Known Use of HOUSEBREAKING

1617

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