effraction

noun ef·frac·tion \eˈfrakshən, ə̇ˈ-\

Definition of effraction

plural

-s

  1. :  the action of making forcible entry criminal effraction of a house effraction into a store

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Origin and Etymology of effraction

French, modification (influenced by French -ion) of Late Latin effractura, from Latin effractus (past participle of effringere to break open, from ex- + -fringere, from frangere to break) + -ura -ure — more at break


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