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burglary

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈbɜːɡləri/ (plural burglaries)
LAW the crime of illegally entering a building and stealing things: The maximum jail sentence for aggravated burglary is 14 years. Insurers are getting tougher on customers who make claims after burglaries.
(Definition of burglary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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