arsonist


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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.

arsonist

a person who destroys property by fire, for revenge, insurance, etc.
See also: Fire
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arsonist - a criminal who illegally sets fire to propertyarsonist - a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
barnburner - someone who burns down a barn
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

arsonist

noun pyromaniac, incendiary, firestarter A convicted arsonist set fire to a top security hospital last night.
Translations
žhář
放火犯放火魔

arsonist

[ˈɑːsənɪst] Nincendiario/a m/f, pirómano/a m/f

arsonist

[ˈɑːrsənɪst] nincendiaire mf

arsonist

nBrandstifter(in) m(f)

arsonist

[ˈɑːsənɪst] nincendiario/a
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The best thing we could do is scare the arsonist away," said Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park.
A bill that would create a national arsonist registry passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote Wednesday, December 5, and now awaits consideration from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
But Schwarzenegger insists that low-level enforcement efforts will continue in Nevada, where Golden State police agents are working with local authorities to apprehend suspected arsonist cells within in the Silver State.
The poor performance of surveillance equipment came to light in a very public way in December 2004, when an arsonist began a series of sometimes deadly attacks against the discount store chain Don Quixote.