Bur"gla*ry (?), n.; pl. Burglaries (). [Fr. Burglar; cf. LL. burglaria.] Law

Breaking and entering the dwelling house of another, in the nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felonious purpose be accomplished or not.

Wharton. Burrill.

⇒ By statute law in some of the United States, burglary includes the breaking with felonious intent into a house by day as well as by night, and into other buildings than dwelling houses. Various degrees of the crime are established.


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