- the act or practice of an arsonist; malicious burning.
- inflammatory behavior; agitation.
Origin of incendiarism
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Examples from the Web for incendiarism
He never soiled his pen in the putrescence of falsehood and incendiarism.The Book of Khalid
An edict was posted up fixing the penalties for incendiarism.The Philippine Islands
It will be noticed that they both alluded to the incendiarism as 'this.'Sarah's School Friend
Wales continues in a distracted state, and acts of incendiarism are common.The Economist
The loss was great, incendiarism was suspected, and my grandfather was accused.An Eagle Flight
- the act or practice of illegal burning; arson
- (esp formerly) the creation of civil strife or violence for political reasons
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Word Origin and History for incendiarism
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