from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The crime of maliciously, voluntarily, and willfully setting fire to the building, buildings, or other property of another or of burning one's own property for an improper purpose, as to collect insurance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The crime of setting a fire with intent to cause damage.
- n. An instance of such a crime.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is felony; the malicious and voluntary firing of a building or ship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the malicious burning of a dwelling-house or outhouse of another.
- n. A saddlebow; sometimes, a saddle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. malicious burning to destroy property
Even misdemanor arson is a disqualifier many places.
For example, if a person has a history of arson, is it not more likely than not, that person will continue to set objects on fire?
Le Mans Mayor Jean-Claude Boulard suspects arson is to blame.
At least 29 vehicles were destroyed in arson attacks this year, most of them luxury cars, according to police.
Who has ever heard of creationists engaging in arson, grave robbery and assault.
What if a statute says that arson is punishable by ten years unless a judge finds a racial motivation for the crime, in which case a defendant can get twenty years?
Your recklessness would hardly go that far, and your accomplice was toot skilled enough in arson to succeed, but he has been arrested and is awaiting trial in Brooklyn jail.
Camp morale was dealt a new blow this weekend when the camp's "library" marquee fell victim to what was described as an arson attack.
"Fire terror!" a headline screamed from Germany's influential Bild-Zeitung on Friday, while Dieter Wiefelspütz, a security expert for Berlin's ruling Social Democrats called the arson a "precursor to terrorism" in an interview with the tabloid.
Serge @ 202: Wouldn't a flamboyant ass be called arson?