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breaking and entering


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The gaining of unauthorized, illegal access to another's premises, as by forcing a lock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The crime of gaining unauthorized entry into another's property by force.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent


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