- a person who commits arson.
Origin of arsonist
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Examples from the Web for arsonist
By contrast, the arsonist behind the Napa fire was given 27 years in prison last year.Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine
December 8, 2013
Local media had been reporting that the arsonist was using some kind of Molotov cocktail to smash through the car windows.Los Angeles Serial-Arson Suspect Charged
January 3, 2012
But fire department officials are not saying what they suspect the arsonist is using to ignite the fires.What’s Driving L.A. Serial Arsonist to Set Fires?
January 2, 2012
Even so, police and fire officials say they are not sure if they are dealing with one arsonist or many.
But fire-department officials are not saying what they suspect the arsonist is using to ignite the fires.
Word Origin and History for arsonist
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