housebreaking definition

  • noun:
    • The work of unlawfully breaking into and entering another's residence.
    • The work of breaking into another person's house with illegal intention.
    • The act of breaking available and entering, with a felonious purpose, the home household of some other, whether done-by time or night. See burglary, and break a home, under break.
    • The breaking or opening of a house utilizing the intent to devote a felony or even steal or rob. See burglary.
    • trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent
  • verb:
    • provide participle of housebreak.

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