breaking-entering

breaking and entering

noun Criminal Law.
forcible entry into the home or office of another.

Origin:
1790–1800

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breaking and entering
 
n
(formerly) the gaining of unauthorized access to a building with intent to commit a crime or, having committed the crime, the breaking out of the building

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