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: the assaulting of a person in his or her own house or dwelling place
: a franchise of trying persons charged with assaulting a person in his own home and receiving the fines or damages imposed
: such fines or damages
: burglary, housebreaking
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Middle English hamsoken, from Old English hāmsōcn, from hām home + sōcn attack; akin to Old Norse sōkn attack, Old English sēcan to attack, seek
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