noun, plural bur·gla·ries. Criminal Law.
Examples from the Web for burglary
The more accomplished students took classes in safe-cracking, burglary, blackmail, and confidence games.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Identified only as Darius, the teen has been arrested for burglary several times in recent weeks.France Decries Attack That Left Roma Teen in a Coma|Lizzie Crocker|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were arraigned in Manhattan criminal court on charges of burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building|Michael Daly|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Burglary, something he hated, seemed to be the only way to find evidence.The Domestic Spying of Hoover’s FBI Is an Eerie Prequel to the NSA’s Snooping Today|Betty Medsger|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It looked like Greg was trying to stop a burglary, and was killed in the ensuing confrontation.Did Sexpot Schoolteacher Pamela Smart Hire Teens to Kill Her Husband?|Marlow Stern|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Somebody was in the bank—at two o'clock in the morning—with tools for burglary.The Yukon Trail|William MacLeod Raine
In Somersetshire four men were hanged for rape and burglary.History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the death of Elizabeth. Vol. III|James Anthony Froude
Supposing that a change in the law had placed, for instance, increased difficulties in the way of burglary.The Task of Social Hygiene|Havelock Ellis
You said you thought those men surveying back of Stresch & Potter's the day before the burglary, were working for the railroad?The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna|Gertrude W. Morrison
The fact was that the first he heard of the burglary was when the constable came to him and found him and all his family in bed.
British Dictionary definitions for burglary
noun plural -ries
Word Origin and History for burglary
c.1200, Anglo-Latin burglaria (see burglar).