breaking and entry

breaking and entry
Term used to describe the necessary elements of common law burglary which consisted of breaking and entering dwelling of another in nighttime with intent to commit a felony therein. Statutory forms of burglary consist in variations of the common law crime, e.g. entering without breaking with intent to commit misdemeanor.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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