Burglary definitions

bûr'glə-rē
The definition of a burglary is breaking into a house or other building to commit theft or another crime.

An example of burglary is someone breaking the lock on the back door of your house and stealing your television.

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The act of entering another's premises without authorization in order to commit a crime, such as theft.
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An instance of this.

There were 10 burglaries in the area last month.

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The act of breaking into a building to commit theft or some other crime.
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The common-law offense of forcibly entering a dwelling at night to commit a felony therein. Under many modern statutes, the act of breaking and entering into any building at any time with the intent to commit a felony (or, in some states, a felony or petit larceny and, in other states, any crime) therein. See also larceny and robbery.
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The crime of unlawfully breaking into a vehicle, house, store, or other enclosure with the intent to steal.
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(law) Under the common law, breaking and entering of the dwelling of another at night with the intent to commit a felony.
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(law, US) Under the Model Penal Code, entering a building or occupied structure with purpose to commit a crime therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. Model Penal Code § 221.1.
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