The definition of a burglary is breaking into a house or other building to commit theft or another crime.(noun)
An example of burglary is someone breaking the lock on the back door of your house and stealing your television.
See burglary in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. burglaries
Origin: burglar + -y
See burglary in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. bur·gla·ries
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