Definition Of arson
the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.
police are treating the fire as arson
Example Of arson
arson is suspected
A convicted arsonist with a history of mental illness has been set free despite threatening to set fire to a block of flats.
A gang of arsonists today torched a car with a petrol bomb.
an arson attack
An arson attack victim has spoken of her fear after finding that firebugs had set fire to her front door.