Definitions for breaking and entering

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

break′ing and en′tering(n.)

  1. forcible entry into the home or office of another.

    Category: Law

Origin of breaking and entering:

1790–1800

Princeton's WordNet

  1. housebreaking, break-in, breaking and entering(noun)

    trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent

Wiktionary

  1. breaking and entering(Noun)

    The crime of gaining unauthorized entry into another's property by force.

Freebase

  1. Breaking and Entering

    Breaking and Entering is a 2006 romantic crime drama film directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, and Robin Wright Penn. The film was written by Minghella, his first original screenplay since his 1991 feature debut Truly, Madly, Deeply. Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, the film is about a successful landscape architect whose dealings with a young thief and his mother cause him to re-evaluate his life. Minghella previously directed the film's stars – Jude Law in Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Juliette Binoche in The English Patient. In his first major film role, Rafi Gavron portrays Miro, the young traceur burglar, a role requiring several difficult physical feats. The film is a presentation of Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company and was distributed in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Breaking and Entering premièred on September 13, 2006 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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