burglary


burglary
burglary bur‧glar‧y [ˈbɜːgləri ǁ ˈbɜːr-] noun burglaries PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] LAW
the crime of entering a building illegally and stealing things:

• The figures show that household burglary rose by 17%.

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burglary UK US /ˈbɜːgləri/ noun [C or U] (plural burglaries)
LAW the crime of illegally entering a building and stealing things: »

The maximum jail sentence for aggravated burglary is 14 years.

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Insurers are getting tougher on customers who make claims after burglaries.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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