Definition of Housebreaking

1. Noun. Trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent.

Exact synonyms: Break-in, Breaking And Entering
Generic synonyms: Burglary
Specialized synonyms: Home Invasion
Derivative terms: Break In



Definition of Housebreaking

1. n. The act of breaking open and entering, with a felonious purpose, the dwelling house of another, whether done by day or night. See Burglary, and To break a house, under Break.

Definition of Housebreaking

1. Noun. The act of breaking into another person's house with unlawful intent. ¹

2. Verb. (''animal training'') (present participle of housebreak) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Housebreaking

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Housebreaking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law of Scotland by John Hay Athole Macdonald (1877)
"But a thief already within a house does not commit housebreaking if he break ... 104), but the term housebreaking is properly applied in every case where a ..."

2. The Penal Code of California: Enacted in 1872, as Amended Up to and by California, James Henry Deering (1897)
"BURGLARY AND housebreaking. § 459. "Burglary" defined. § 460. ... "housebreaking" defined. § 462. Punishment of housebreaking. I 463. ..."

3. Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America: Or, An Attempt to Collect by Hezekiah Niles (1822)
"... whether the felonious intent be executed or not: And all such houses »re the objects of burglary, ami of housebreaking, as •ne described in the case ..."

4. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1915)
"Burglary, or nocturnal housebreaking, burgi latrocinium, which by our ancient law is called ... housebreaking by day is a mere trespass at common law. 5. ..."

5. The Philosophy of Common Law: A Primer of Legal Principles Illustrated by a by Herbert Broom, John Charles Henry Flood (1883)
"With regard to the offence of housebreaking, it may be stated, generally, that what will constitute burglary between 9 PM of one day, and 6 AM of the next ..."

6. Principles of the Criminal Law: A Concise Exposition of the Nature of Crime ...by Seymour Frederick Harris, Charles Leete Attenborough by Seymour Frederick Harris, Charles Leete Attenborough (1899)
"housebreaking The chief distinction between this crime and burglary from burglary, is, ... housebreaking extends to school-houses, shops, warehouses, ..."

7. The Punishment of Death: A Selection of Articles from the Morning Herald by Thomson Gale (Firm) (1837)
"The latter was always considered a more heinous offence than mere housebreaking; though the statute which Mr. LENNARD'S very judicious Bill goes to repeal, ..."

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