burglar

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noun bur·glar \ˈbər-glər also -gə-lər\

Definition of burglar

  1. :  one who commits burglary

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Origin and Etymology of burglar

Anglo-French burgler, from Medieval Latin burglator, probably alteration of burgator, from burgare to commit burglary



BURGLAR Defined for English Language Learners

burglar

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Definition of burglar for English Language Learners

  • : a person who illegally enters a building in order to steal things : a person who commits burglary


BURGLAR Defined for Kids

burglar

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noun bur·glar \ˈbər-glər\

Definition of burglar for Students

  1. :  a person who commits burglary


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burglar

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noun bur·glar \ˈbər-glər\

Legal Definition of burglar

  1. :  a person who commits a burglary


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