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Breaking And Entering

breaking and entering n

: the act of gaining passage into and entering another's property (as a building or vehicle) without privilege or by force
;also
: the crime of breaking and entering see also burglary


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.