burglary
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈbɜː(ɹ)ɡləɹi/
Noun

burglary

  1. The crime of unlawfully breaking into a vehicle, house, store, or other enclosure with the intent to steal.
    • 2016, John Oliver, “Pennies”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 35, written by Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      Essentially, Jarden makes anything that you’d find left behind after a burglary.
    1. (law) Under the common law, breaking and entering of the dwelling of another at night with the intent to commit a felony.
    2. (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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