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burglary


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burglary  \Bur"gla*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Burglaries}.  [Fr.  {Burglar};  cf 
  LL  burglaria.]  (Law) 
  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  --Wharton. 
  Burrill 
 
  Note:  By  statute  law  in  some  of  the  United  States,  burglary 
  includes  the  breaking  with  felonious  intent  into  a 
  house  by  day  as  well  as  by  night,  and  into  other 
  buildings  than  dwelling  houses.  Various  degrees  of  the 
  crime  are  established. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burglary 
  n  :  entering  a  building  at  night  with  intent  to  commit  a  felony 
  or  to  steal  valuable  property 




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