Simple Definition of housebreaking
: the act of forcefully entering someone's house in order to commit a crime (such as robbery)
First Known Use of housebreaking
Legal Definition of housebreaking
: the act of breaking into and entering the dwelling house of another for the purpose of committing a felony
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