Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who commits arson.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a criminal who illegaly sets fire to property.

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  • noun One who has committed the act of arson, or illegally setting fire to property.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a criminal who illegally sets fire to property

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Examples

  • A serial arsonist is at work in Mount Hope, many more people die, and Mulligan, having no faith in the city's incompetent police and crooked politicians, embarks on a personal crusade to find the killer.

    Review of "Rogue Island," a mystery by Bruce DeSilva

  • A serial arsonist is at work in Mount Hope, many more people die, and Mulligan, having no faith in the city's incompetent police and crooked politicians, embarks on a personal crusade to find the killer.

    Review of "Rogue Island," a mystery by Bruce DeSilva

  • Having him as a leader of the panel would be like calling the arsonist to put out the fire.

    Hillary: We Need A "Commander-In-Chief" For The Economy

  • JOSEPH WAMBAUGH, AUTHOR, "FIRE LOVER": Well, originally it appeared that this guy's a disorganized serial arsonist, that is, an impulsive fire-setter who sets random fires, who's probably a nocturnal creature and a loner, and who doesn't plan for the severity of his crimes.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2003

  • But generally the arsonist is a solitary creature, a loner.

    CNN Transcript Jul 8, 2003

  • He was convinced that the real target for the arsonist was a brothel in the next street, Leopold Crescent.

    Some by Fire

  • And Miller admitted the thought the arsonist is a local has caused him to take a closer look at people out walking late at night.

    Toronto Sun

  • DR JONATHAN PHILLIPS: The problem of the arsonist is the underlying personality.

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  • No matter how big the f ire, it was always put down to a ‘discarded cigarette unless the arsonist was arrested.

    No So Violent Crime « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Guess brunette journalist witch can now add "arsonist" to her description of Darryl in her article.

    Stories from The Sun

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