incendiarism

[ in-sen-dee-uh-riz-uhm ]
/ ɪnˈsɛn di əˌrɪz əm /

noun

the act or practice of an arsonist; malicious burning.
inflammatory behavior; agitation.

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Origin of incendiarism

First recorded in 1665–75; incendiar(y) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for incendiarism

incendiarism
/ (ɪnˈsɛndɪəˌrɪzəm) /

noun

the act or practice of illegal burning; arson
(esp formerly) the creation of civil strife or violence for political reasons
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