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ar·son

 (är′sən)
n.
1. The crime of intentionally and illegally setting fire to a building or other structure.
2. An instance of this crime: a rash of arsons.

[Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin ārsiō, ārsiōn-, from Latin ārsus, past participle of ārdēre, to burn; see as- in Indo-European roots.]

ar′son·ist n.

arson

(ˈɑːsən)
n
(Law) criminal law the act of intentionally or recklessly setting fire to another's property or to one's own property for some improper reason
[C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin ārsiō, from Latin ārdēre to burn; see ardent]
ˈarsonist n

ar•son

(ˈɑr sən)

n.
the malicious burning of another's property or, sometimes, one's own property, as in an attempt to collect insurance.
[1670–80; < Anglo-French, Old French < Medieval Latin ārsiō= Latin ārd(ere) to burn (compare ardent) + -tiō -tion]
ar′son•ist, n.
ar′son•ous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arson - malicious burning to destroy propertyarson - malicious burning to destroy property; "the British term for arson is fire-raising"
burning, combustion - the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"

arson

noun pyromania, incendiarism a terrible wave of rioting, theft and arson
Translations
žhářství
brandstiftelse
süütamine
tuhopoltto
הַצָּתָה
palež
gyújtogatás
íkveikja
放火
방화방화죄
padegimas
ļaunprātīga dedzināšana
podpaľačstvo
mordbrand
การลอบวางเพลิง
kasten yangın çıkarmakundakçılıkkundaklama
tội cố ý gây hỏa hoạn

arson

[ˈɑːsn] Nincendio m premeditado

arson

[ˈɑːrsən] nincendie m criminel

arson

arson

[ˈɑːsn] nincendio doloso

arson

(ˈaːsn) noun
the crime of setting fire to (a building etc) on purpose.

arson

جَرِيـمَةُ الـحَرْق عَمْداً žhářství brandstiftelse Brandstiftung εμπρησμός incendio provocado tuhopoltto incendie volontaire palež incendio doloso 放火 방화죄 brandstichting brannstiftelse podpalenie fogo posto, incêndio proposital поджог mordbrand การลอบวางเพลิง kundaklama tội cố ý gây hỏa hoạn 纵火
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ARSONISTS are being hunted after rubbish bins were targeted in South Shields earlier this month.
DETECTIVES were last night hunting arsonists who torched a derelict factory on the outskirts of Caernarfon.
A CHURCH community project has been targeted by arsonists, it was revealed yesterday.
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