[ ahr-suh n ]
/ ˈɑr sən /
Law. the malicious burning of another's house or property, or in some statutes, the burning of one's own house or property, as to collect insurance.
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Origin of arson
OTHER WORDS FROM arsonar·son·ous, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH arsonarsenous arsonous
Words nearby arson
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British Dictionary definitions for arsonous
/ (ˈɑːsən) /
criminal law the act of intentionally or recklessly setting fire to another's property or to one's own property for some improper reason
Derived forms of arsonarsonist, noun
Word Origin for arson
C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin ārsiō, from Latin ārdēre to burn; see ardent
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