Definition Of arson

noun

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.


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