What does burglar mean?

burglar meaning in General Dictionary

One guilty associated with crime of burglary

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  • a thief who gets in a building with intention to take
  • One bad of crime of burglary.

burglar meaning in Urban Dictionary

a thief whom comes into a property,store,school,car because of the intention to steal

burglar meaning in Law Dictionary

person who commits burglary. Person who breaks into a dwelling-house when you look at the night-time with intention to dedicate a felony. Wilson v. State, 34 Ohio St. 200; O'Connor v. Press Pub. Co., 34 Misc. Rep. 564, 70 N. Y. Supp. 367.

burglar meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s, shortened from Anglo-Latin burglator (late 13c.), earlier burgator, from Medieval Latin burgator "burglar," from burgare "to break available, commit burglary," from Latin burgus "fortress, palace," a Germanic loan-word akin to borough. The intrusive -l- is perhaps from impact of Latin latro "thief" (see larceny). The native term, Old English burgh-breche, could have affected your message.

burglar meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) One bad for the criminal activity of burglary.

Sentence Examples with the word burglar

Oh! most contemptible and worthy of all scorn; with slouched hat and guilty eye, skulking from his God; prowling among the shipping like a vile burglar hastening to cross the seas.

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