What does breaking and entering mean?

Definitions for breaking and entering

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Princeton's WordNet

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

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


  1. breaking and entering(Noun)

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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breaking and entering in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breaking and entering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    I understand that the occupiers of the federal land have said that they will leave if the local community doesn't want them, and from what I'm seeing in the news, the local community doesn't want them, they should leave -- leave peacefully -- but they should be charged for the illegal action they have undertaken, trespassing, breaking and entering and the like.

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