housebreaking housebreaking

Definition(s):

  • (n) trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent

Usage(s):

  1. Mild cases of misbehavior involving housebreaking and chewing are still handled with conventional treatments: training, along with diet and exercise changes.
  2. In Pittsburgh, police nabbed John Koerber, 50, in the act of housebreaking, naked except for a watch.

News

  • Man sentenced for beating, kicking puppy

    EVERETT -- A Snohomish County judge on Tuesday advised a Sultan man that he should have bought a book about housebreaking dogs instead of beating a puppy named Precious.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

Quotes

  1. Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter said in response to the poll, "In contract with the public's low appreciation for the police, since the beginning of 2008 there has been a dramatic drop in crime, including car thefts and housebreaking. There...
    on May 29, 2008 By: Avi Dichter Source: Ynetnews

  2. "It was a routine story but the trouble was that crime committed in the township was not crime, but if there was housebreaking in the white suburbs it was crime," said Klaaste.
    on Nov 1, 2003 By: Aggrey Klaaste Source: Independent Online

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