(Law, US) Under the Model Penal Code, entering a building or occupiedstructure with purpose to commit a crime therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. Model Penal Code § 221.1.
In criminal and tort law, the intentional deprivation of another of the benefit and use of his property, without his authorization or lawful justification, by possessing or disposing of the property as if it were one’s own or by an act (such as damaging or destroying it) that interferes with or is inconsistent with the owner’s right to sue and possess the property.
in legal use implies a breaking into a house with intent to commit theft or other felony and is often restricted to such an act accomplished at night
is frequently used in the same general sense as
, but in its strict legal sense implies the felonious taking of another's property from that person or in his or her immediate presence by the use of violence or intimidation
is the general term and
the legal term for the unlawful or felonious taking away of another's property without his or her consent and with the intention of depriving the person of it
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