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Meaning of BURGLARY

Pronunciation:  'burgluree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property

BURGLARY is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: break-in, breaking and entering, felony, housebreaking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bur"gla*ry\, n.; pl. {Burglaries}. [Fr. {Burglar}; cf.
LL. burglaria.] (Law)
Breaking and entering the dwelling house of another, in the
nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether
the felonious purpose be accomplished or not. --Wharton.

Note: By statute law in some of the United States, burglary
      includes the breaking with felonious intent into a
      house by day as well as by night, and into other
      buildings than dwelling houses. Various degrees of the
      crime are established.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The act of illegal entry with the intent to steal.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: break-in, breaking and entering, burglarizing, caper, filch, grab, heist, housebreaking, job, lift, pinch, rip-off, robbery, safeblowing, safebreaking, safecracking, steal, theft, unlawful entry