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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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Breaking into the principal" was, in the minds of most thrifty New England women, a sin only second to arson, theft, or murder; and, though the rule was occasionally carried too far for common sense,--as in this case, where two elderly women of sixty might reasonably have drawn something from their little hoard in time of special need,--it doubtless wrought more of good than evil in the community.
Then, turning to his desk, he said, striking the letter with the back of his right hand, "Come, I had a forgery, three robberies, and two cases of arson, I only wanted a murder, and here it is.
It is all very well to talk, but when you are stationed in a sleepy village where no one ever murders, or robs, or commits arson, or even gets drunk and disorderly in the street, a puppy without a collar is simply a godsend.
Even if there was any arson (which is very doubtful, for no one had any reason to burn the houses- in any case a troublesome and dangerous thing to do), arson cannot be regarded as the cause, for the same thing would have happened without any incendiarism.
Riot, arson, and wanton destruction of property was their function, and well they performed it.
A man who committed robbery, arson and murder to his own violin accompaniment--
Murder, manslaughter, arson, forgery, swindling, house- breaking, highway robbery, larceny, conspiracy, fraud?
Not to speak of the fact that crime has been greatly on the increase among the lower classes during the last five years, not to speak of the cases of robbery and arson everywhere, what strikes me as the strangest thing is that in the higher classes, too, crime is increasing proportionately.
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POLICE officers were called to schools to deal with reported arson attacks almost 3,000 times in the past two years, according to figures released by the Tories today.
Team members also go into schools for arson awareness workshops.
Both were trained through the State Farm Arson Dog Program to locate trace amounts of ignitable liquids such as gasoline or kerosene that may have been used to start a fire.