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effraction

[ih-frak-shuh n] /ɪˈfræk ʃən/
noun, Law.
1.
a breaking into a house, store, etc., by force; forcible entry.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French: literally, a breaking open < Latin ef- ef- + frāctiōn- fraction
Related forms
effractor, noun
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