- malicious burning to destroy property
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The crime of setting fire to the property of another person
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Malicious and wilful setting fire to property. In Britain arson is covered by the Criminal Damage Act 1971. In Scotland arson is known as `wilful fire-raising`. ...
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The crime of intentionally setting fire to a building or other property. This is a legal definition which may vary depending on the laws of a specific state
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(är's'n; 277) noun
[ Old French arson
, from Latin ardere
, to burn.] (Law)
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. W
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malicious burning to destroy property; `the British term for arson is fire-raising`
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• (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.
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crime commonly defined by statute as the willful or malicious damage or destruction of property by means of fire or explosion. In English common law, ...
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arson 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; such as, to collect insurance. Although arson fires are referred to as incendiary, not all incendiary fires are considered arson, the difference being malicious i
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Arson (or `fire-raising`, as it is known in Scotland) is the crime of intentionally or maliciously lighting structures, wildland areas, cars or other property on fire. It may be distinguished from other causes such as spontaneous combustion and natural wildfires. Arson often involves fires deliberately set to the property of another or to one`s...
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arson, at common law, the malicious and willful burning of the house of another. Originally, it was an offense against the security of habitation rather than against property rights. Thus, a tenant could not be convicted of arson for burning the house that he rented from his landlord. Although this ...
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a criminal offense occurring when a person intentionally sets fire to or burns something; and the person acted wrongfully and without justification, or the person did something which was a substantial step toward committing the crime. [Mere preparation is not a substantial step toward committing a crime.] (2) Under common law, the malicious burning
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(n) Arson is the act of burning an article or property with a purpose to destroy or damage them, scar or horrify the public or a section of them, with a criminal intention. Eg. Setting the farmhouse to fire to force the inmates to leave the place.
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Malicious and wilful setting fire to property
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the crime of maliciously (or perhaps recklessly) setting fire to property, especially a dwelling. Punishable in various degrees, depending upon the circumstances. Occasionally occurs as a psychotic act of a mentally ill firefighter.
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