arson
ar·son /'ärs-ən/ n [Anglo-French arsoun, alteration of Old French arsin, literally, conflagration, from ars, past participle of ardre to burn]: the act or crime of willfully, wrongfully, and unjustifiably setting property on fire often for the purpose of committing fraud (as on an insurance company)
ar·son·ist /-ist/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

arson
noun criminal setting of fires, deliberate burning of property, destruction of property by fire, fire-raising, firing, incendiarism, malicious burning of property, pyromania, set conflagration, willful burning of property

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


arson
n.
The crime of intentionally and maliciously setting property on fire.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


arson
in English criminal law, the crime of maliciously burning down the dwelling of another, now covered by and extended in the Criminal Damage Act 1971.
See wilful fire-raising.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


arson
The crime of intentionally setting fire to any structure. A death that results from arson is murder.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


arson
n.
1 In common law, the willful and malicious burning of someone else's dwelling house. In some states, the term includes, under specific circumstances, the burning of a dwelling house by its owner.
2 Under modern statutes, the intentional causing of a dangerous fire or explosion for the purpose of destroying one's own or another's property.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


arson
At common law, the malicious burning or exploding of the dwelling house of another, or the burning of a building within the curtilage, the immediate surrounding space, of the dwelling of another.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


arson
At common law, the malicious burning or exploding of the dwelling house of another, or the burning of a building within the curtilage, the immediate surrounding space, of the dwelling of another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

arson
n.
   the felony crime of intentionally burning a house or other building. The perpetrators range from mentally ill pyromaniacs to store owners hoping to get insurance proceeds. Historically, arson meant just the burning of a house, but now covers any structure. A death resulting from arson is murder.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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