Definition of burglary in English:

burglary

Line breaks: burg|lary
Pronunciation: /ˈbəːgləri
 
/

noun (plural burglaries)

[mass noun]

In English law before 1968, burglary was a crime under statute and in common law; since 1968 it has been a statutory crime only. See also housebreaking

Origin

early 16th century: from legal French burglarie, from burgler (see burglar).

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