noun (plural burglaries)
Entry into a building illegally with intent to commit a crime, especially theft: a two-year sentence for burglary a series of burglaries
More example sentences
- Drink is also a significant factor in street crime, burglaries and theft.
- Other crimes such as burglaries and thefts from cars had decreased, he added.
- He also faces charges of conspiracy to commit burglaries and steal motor vehicles in West Yorkshire.
early 16th century: from legal French burglarie, from burgler (see burglar).