Definitions for Burglaryˈbɜr glə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bur•gla•ryˈbɜr glə ri(n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. the felony of breaking into and entering the house, office, etc., of another with intent to steal.

    Category: Law

Origin of burglary:

1150–1200; ME < AF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. burglary(noun)

    entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. burglary(noun)ˈbɜr glə ri

    the crime of robbing a house


  1. burglary(Noun)

    The crime of unlawfully breaking into a vehicle, house, store, or other enclosure with the intent to steal.

  2. burglary(Noun)

    Under the common law, breaking and entering of the dwelling of another at night with the intent to commit a felony.

  3. burglary(Noun)

    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 u00A7 221.1.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burglary(noun)

    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


  1. Burglary

    Burglary is a crime, the essence of which is illegal entry into a building for the purposes of committing an offence. Usually that offence will be theft, but most jurisdictions specify others which fall within the ambit of burglary. To engage in the act of burglary is to burgle or to burglarize.

Translations for Burglary

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(an act of) illegally entering a house etc to steal

He has been charged with burglary.

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