from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of entering a building or other premises with the intent to commit theft.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The crime of unlawfully breaking into a vehicle, house, store, or other enclosure with the intent to steal.
- n. Under the common law, breaking and entering of the dwelling of another at night with the intent to commit a felony.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or crime of nocturnal house breaking, with an intent to commit a felony therein, whether such felony be actually committed or not.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property
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For example, if burglary is necessary to save life, it deserves warrant, but if considered only to ascertain the truth of a wagered outcome, one may do nought but persuade its possessor to divulge.
They are designed to display vehicles without insurance, MOT, are used by disqual drivers or used in burglary – for example …
Yet there were 18,600 offences concealed in burglary and robbery. 1000′s of car damage offences are switched to simple damage and often not crimed if even reported.
I should like to hear you explain how burglary is collecting what is coming to you.
The sheet was taken in an October 2008 burglary from the offices of dealer Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills, California, and is the only item recovered so far.
Will he demand that the burglary is crimed so that he can make an insurance claim or will he for the greater good ignore the matter and hence get his bonus but not the insurance pay out.
I suppose the answer to the burglary is three fold then; one, actually punish criminals, especially repeat offenders; two, return the power to Police Officers to say “go away and grow up you silly s*d” to people who demand police action over trivia; three, dump 90% of the paperwork and those put those processing it and similar on the front line? on April 16, 2010 at 6: 48 am frontrowhero
First plain burglary and now Turd Burglary at the Watergate.
Ironically, the recent fall in burglary may have something to do with the flood of cheap imports from the East, making stolen goods hard to sell for a worthwhile price.
A burglary is the unauthorized entering of a dwelling of another by force, stealth or deception, i.e.: "Breaking in to someone's house and stealing stuff."