malicious mischief


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malicious mischief

n. Law
The unlawful destruction of another's property, done with intent to cause injury or loss of use of the property, or with reckless disregard of the owner's rights.

mali′cious mis′chief


n.
the willful destruction or defacement of another's property.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malicious mischief - willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of othersmalicious mischief - willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
mischief, mischief-making, devilment, roguery, shenanigan, roguishness, devilry, deviltry, mischievousness, rascality - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
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In February 2014, an unknown arsonist set fire to the house.Allstate denied coverage because the policy excluded coverage for damage caused by vandalism or malicious mischief if the property is vacant or unoccupied for more than 30 consecutive days.
They were accused of theft, malicious mischief, grave misconduct, grave neglect of duty, conduct unbecoming of a public official, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of service.
CEBU CITY - A complaint for theft, malicious mischief, grave misconduct, grave neglect of duty, conduct unbecoming of a public official and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service have been filed against former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas for stripping the mayor's office bare when his term ended last month.
Police said charges of public scandal, physical injuries and malicious mischief would be filed against the Chinese.
Mark McPherson appeared in private at Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday, accused of malicious mischief and breaching his bail conditions.
These include stabbing, alarm and scandal, illegal gambling, illegal possession of deadly weapon, violation of election code, falsification of public document, corruption of public official, physical injury, malicious mischief and selling and possession of volatile substance.
Tsimasham police in Chhukha arrested two men for malicious mischief on the night of January 6 and they are presently in police custody.
He was charged with offences including threatening and abusive behaviour, vandalism, and malicious mischief.
A Police Scotland spokesman said two boys, aged 13 and 15, had been charged with malicious mischief and had been reported to the Children's Hearing.
Sheriff Substitute Campbell said there could be nothing more clearly proved than the case of malicious mischief and offered Miss Moorhead the chance to pay a fine or take seven days' imprisonment.
Farias said authorities are at a loss on how to prevent the commission of the act because at most, the culprits could be dealt with only with the crime of malicious mischief under Article 327 of the Revised Penal Code, punishable by a light penalty.
Also, ask if your insurer offers 'vandalism and malicious mischief' cover for added protection.