breaking and entering

noun

Definition of breaking and entering

  1. :  the act of forcing or otherwise gaining unlawful passage into and entering another's building

Examples of breaking and entering in a Sentence

  1. The thief was arrested and charged with breaking and entering.

First Known Use of breaking and entering

1598


BREAKING AND ENTERING Defined for English Language Learners

breaking and entering

noun

Definition of breaking and entering for English Language Learners

  • law : the crime of illegally entering a house, building, etc., especially by using force


Law Dictionary

breaking and entering

noun

Legal Definition of breaking and entering

  1. :  the act of gaining passage into and entering another's property (as a building or vehicle) without privilege or by force; also :  the crime of breaking and entering — see also burglary


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