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arson

malicious burning of property
Not to be confused with:
arsine – a colorless, flammable gas used in chemical warfare
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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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arson

noun pyromania, incendiarism a terrible wave of rioting, theft and arson
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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
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arson

[ˈɑːrsən] nincendie m criminel
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arson

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arson

[ˈɑːsn] nincendio doloso
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arson

(ˈaːsn) noun
the crime of setting fire to (a building etc) on purpose.
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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 left a trail of burned-out wrecks after going on the rampage in Coventry.
The student said that they heard a loud bang before the fire broke out, signalling that the arsonists must have used a petrol bomb.
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FIRE chiefs are urging people not to leave their rubbish out too long - or they may become a victim of arsonists.
ARSONISTS have set more than 5,100 fires across North Wales during the last five years.
EMERGENCY Arsonists start quarry fires FIRE crews were called to tackle two separate fires after arsonists set fire to scrubland at a Birmingham quarry.
I was discussing this core question with Nader Mousavizadeh, a former senior United Nations official and the co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners, a geopolitical advisory firm, and he offered another framework: "The real struggle in the region,'' he said, "is between arsonists and firefighters.''
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.