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burglary

breaking and entering a building with intent to steal
Not to be confused with:
robbery – taking the property of a person in his or her presence by violence or intimidation
plunder – to rob by open force, as in war; to take wrongfully as by pillage or fraud
theft – the act of stealing; unlawfully taking and carrying away the property of another; larceny
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bur·gla·ry

 (bûr′glə-rē)
n. pl. bur·gla·ries
1. The act of entering another's premises without authorization in order to commit a crime, such as theft.
2. An instance of this: There were 10 burglaries in the area last month.
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burglary

(ˈbɜːɡlərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Law) English criminal law the crime of either entering a building as a trespasser with the intention of committing theft, rape, grievous bodily harm, or damage, or, having entered as a trespasser, of committing one or more of these offences
burglarious adj
burˈglariously adv
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bur•gla•ry

(ˈbɜr glə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
the felony of breaking into and entering the house, office, etc., of another with intent to steal.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Anglo-French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burglary - entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable propertyburglary - entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property
felony - a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
break-in, breaking and entering, housebreaking - trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent
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burglary

noun breaking and entering, housebreaking, break-in He's been arrested for burglary.
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burglary

noun
The act of entering a building or room with the intent to commit theft:
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Translations
vloupáníloupež
indbrudindbrudstyveri
murtomurtovarkaus
provala
innbrot
住居侵入罪
강도죄
vlom
inbrott
การบุกเข้ามาขโมยของในอาคารหรือบ้าน
hırsızlıkev soyma
trộm cắp

burglary

[ˈbɜːglərɪ] Nrobo m (en una casa) (Jur) → allanamiento m de morada
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burglary

[ˈbɜːrgləri] ncambriolage m
to commit a burglary → commettre un cambriolage
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burglary

nEinbruch m; (= offence)(Einbruchs)diebstahl m
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burglary

[ˈbɜːglərɪ] nfurto (con scasso)
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burglar

(ˈbəːglə) noun
a person who enters a house etc illegally to steal. The burglar stole her jewellery.
ˈburglar alarm noun
an alarm against burglaries.
ˈburglaryplural ˈburglaries noun
(an act of) illegally entering a house etc to steal. He has been charged with burglary.
ˈburgle verb
Our house has been burgled.
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burglary

سَطْو vloupání indbrudstyveri Einbruch διάρρηξη robo con allanamiento murtovarkaus cambriolage provala furto 住居侵入罪 강도죄 inbraak innbrudd włamanie assalto кража со взломом inbrott การบุกเข้ามาขโมยของในอาคารหรือบ้าน hırsızlık trộm cắp 行窃
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References in classic literature ?
'Three burglaries, two forgeries, and a midnight assassination.' Yet in spite of having those weights on his conscience, Eugene was somewhat enlivened by the late slight change in the circumstances of affairs.
For even the high lifted and chivalric Crusaders of old times were not content to traverse two thousand miles of land to fight for their holy sepulchre, without committing burglaries, picking pockets, and gaining other pious perquisites by the way.
Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.
That was the winter when there were so many burglaries in the Thames Valley from Richmond upward.
There had been the usual epidemic of burglaries that season.
The former, however, had a sequel that I would rather forget than all our burglaries put together.
It is suggestive that during the last three years there have been four considerable burglaries in the west country, for none of which was any criminal ever arrested.
RESIDENTIAL burglaries have dropped 15 per cent over the last six months compared to the same time last year, new figures have revealed.
A GANG of thieves who carried out a series of burglaries and vehicle thefts have been jailed for a total of more than 14 years.
Vehicles were stolen in the burglaries which took place between November 23 and December 10, 2018.
A Cortland man who was caught by Batavia police burglarizing a house in August 2018 has pleaded guilty to that and seven other daylight burglaries in Kane County and was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison.
Dale Melia of Grantham Street, admitted a series of burglaries and thefts across four counties.