Crossword clues for arson
- Cause for an insurer's denial, maybe
- Crime in much insurance fraud
- Burning issue?
- Firing offense?
- Fire-setter's crime
- Basis of some insurance fraud
- Malicious burning to destroy property
- Bad combustion
- Fiery felony
- A major crime
- Major crime
- Torch's crime
- Kind of squad
- Flaming crime
- Malicious burning
- Awful result of burning desire
- Pyromaniac's crime
- Antisocial burning desire
- Pyromaniacal act
- Hot crime
- Fire for hire
- Fiery crime
- Heated crime
- Fire marshal's concern
- 53 Across's crime
- Ignition problem?
- A felony
- Crime causing a conflagration
- Criminal offense
- Fire crime
- Why some carry a torch?
- Criminal act
- Pyromaniac's specialty
- One concern of an insurer
- Crime laid to Nero
- Crime increasing in our time
- Pyromaniac's delight
- Crime climbing in our time
- Crime by one carrying a torch
- Fire inspector's concern
- Pyromaniac's act
- Illegal burning
- Firebug job
- A cause of combustion
- Burning issue for law enforcers
- Deliberate firing
- Certain crime
- Certain felony
- Pyromaniac's offense
- Malicious firing
- Illegal firing
- Match play?
- Lighting problem?
- Unlawful firing
- It may involve gas
- Bad lighting?
- Flareup of crime?
- Fire-setting crime
- Some insurance fraud
- "Backdraft" concern
- "Backdraft" crime
- Burning desire?
- Alarming felony?
- Matching felony?
- Result of a burning desire
- Light work?
- Unlawful firing?
- Flame throwing, maybe
- Insurance ploy
- Torcher's misdeed
- Gasoline may make it go
- Lighting of a torch
- Lighter offense?
- Fire work
- Setting of a fire maliciously
- Insurance fraud ploy, perhaps
- Lighter charge
- Crime sometimes done for the insurance
- Crime for which one takes the heat
- Common insurance fraud
- Illegal lighting?
- Flaming felony
- Burning issue
- Criminal burning
- Cause of something going up?
- Illegal match play?
- Bad ignition?
- Hot topic in insurance
- Subject of an insurance investigation
- Reason for a lighter conviction?
- Flame blame, sometimes
- Not an accidental fire
- Bad match result?
- Ignition trouble
- Hot crime topic?
- Cause of everything going up?
- Crime started with a match
- Illegal torching
- Firebug's offense
- Firebug's crime
- Cause of an insurance investigation
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Arson \Ar"son\ ([aum]r"s'n; 277), n. [OF. arson, arsun, fr. L.
ardere, arsum, to burn.] (Law)
The malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of
another man, which by the common law is felony; the malicious
and voluntary firing of a building or ship.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1670s, from Anglo-French arsoun (late 13c.), Old French arsion, from Late Latin arsionem (nominative arsio) "a burning," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin ardere "to burn," from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (see ash (n.1)). The Old English term was bærnet, literally "burning;" and Coke has indictment of burning (1640).
n. 1 (context uncountable English) The crime of setting a fire with intent to cause damage. 2 (context countable English) An instance of such a crime.
Arson is the crime of intentionally, deliberately and maliciously setting fire to buildings, wildland areas, dumpsters, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage. It may be distinguished from other causes such as spontaneous combustion and natural wildfires. Arson often involves fires deliberately set to the property of another or to one's own property so as to collect insurance compensation.
A person who commits this crime is called an arsonist. More often than not, arsonists use accelerants (such as gasoline or kerosene) to ignite, propel, and directionalize fires.
Arson is the act of deliberately setting fire to buildings, vehicles, or other property, with the intent to cause damage and/or injury.
Arson may also refer to:
- Nicholaus Arson (born 1977), guitarist and backup vocalist of The Hives
- "Arson" a song on the album Fate of Norns by Amon Amarth
Usage examples of "arson".
Carson saw the two county arson investigators out the front door of the admin offices and went back to his own office.
His attempts to impose real disciplinethe firm foundation of which any army needs must be builton the rascally galloglaiches and the unhung criminals who were known as bonaghts had resulted ultimately in mutinies, murders and attempted murders, and arson.
English on one half and neat, round Burmese on the other, that five thousand rupees were offered for the capture, dead or alive, of one Boh Lu-Bain, convicted of dacoity, with murder, robbery under arms, arson, and an appalling list of subsidiary crimes.
Arson investigators and bomb technicians from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are sifting through the rubble in an effort to -- John Michael Fowles was disappointed that the article was on page three, but decided not to show it.
The following is an extreme example, as the haunter proceeded to arson.
Had Oyama exploited Haru, or had Haru used sex to serve her ambitions --- then committed murder and arson when her ploy failed?
Dostoyevsky, the news item, whether it was a crime of passion, a vast confidence trick or financial catastrophe, a scandalous verdict, a personal or collective attempt at arson, a suicide caused by despair or ideology, a train crash, children plotting against their father, or the numerous cases of ill-treated children, had its roots deep in changeable reality and its appalling or amazing oddity revealed the subterranean upheavals of society.
By the time Sir Thomas More wrote his biography of Richard, in the reign of Henry the Eighth, Richard was being accused of everything but barratry and arson.
Calabria wheedling, remonstrating, cajoling and patronizing the new master by turns, now for his misguided notions of fairness in dealing with the striking miners, now for the uses of influence in getting ahead, breaking off for a highly theatrical interlude of mugging and arson and here came the playful glissando again as new comic possibilities emerged in the parade of petty thieves, rumpots, fugitives from wives and creditors and a brace of Chippewa Indians being cursorily questioned, pummeled, browbeaten, paid and fleeced as recruits for the Union army by the mine manager in his time away from raising stores of vermifuges, decorative sabres, trusses and mule feed cut with sand in the patriotic cause.
Just sit in the tub and forget arson, pyros, Latino thugs, Irish gangsters, and lovers with enigmatic attitudes.
Washington that-Steven Steinbock was burned up in an arson fire at a trading post and had all kinds of magical, mystical legends attached to it?
Then he went to the cell, and while Hamish took notes, he charged Finlay Swithers with attempted murder and arson.
It reported that Matthew Bowditch, out of the goodness of his white Yankee liberal heart, had volunteered to design a new church for a congregation of Korean Methodists whose church had been ruined in a racist arson attack.
Section A, Page 2 Late-Breaking News Roundup: CHICAGO--Chicago police are investigating an arson fire which completely destroyed the residence of Chicagoan columnist Mike Lunagan early this mora-ing.
The use of magnesium flares in the arson work at United Recovery had given him the inkling that crooks had already made a secret deal in magnesium.