Definition of burglar in English:

burglar

Line breaks: burg|lar
Pronunciation: /ˈbəːglə
 
/

noun

Derivatives

burglarious

Pronunciation: /-ˈglɛːrɪəs/
adjective ( • archaic )
More example sentences
  • While the offence of burglary was complete upon crossing the threshold, the Court held that the unlawful act comprised the whole of the burglarious intrusion.
  • The trial court sentenced Latimer to ten years for the burglary and two years for the possession of burglarious tools.
  • Officers were able to recover a laptop stolen from the car from the suspect as well as a screwdriver used by him as a burglarious tool.

Origin

mid 16th century: from legal French burgler or Anglo-Latin burgulator, burglator; related to Old French burgier 'pillage'.

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