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Definition of "burglary" []

  • The act of entering a building or other premises with the intent to commit theft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "burglary" in a sentence
  • "For example, if burglary is necessary to save life, it deserves warrant, but if considered only to ascertain the truth of a wagered outcome, one may do nought but persuade its possessor to divulge."
  • "They are designed to display vehicles without insurance, MOT, are used by disqual drivers or used in burglary – for example …"
  • "Yet there were 18,600 offences concealed in burglary and robbery. 1000′s of car damage offences are switched to simple damage and often not crimed if even reported."