noun (plural burglaries)[mass noun]
- 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.
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.
Early 16th century: from legal French burglarie, from burgler (see burglar).
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