Definition of breaking and entering in English:

breaking and entering

Syllabification: break·ing and en·ter·ing

noun

  • The crime of entering a building by force so as to commit burglary.
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    • He was arrested for trespass, breaking and entering, and possession of burglary tools (the keys he'd been given to get into the building).
    • Property crime included theft, burglary, breaking and entering, vandalism, fire setting, and related offences.
    • The juveniles - one with a long police record - were arrested and convicted of breaking and entering and destruction of personal property.

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