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. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

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  • arson — ar·son / ärs ən/ n [Anglo French arsoun, alteration of Old French arsin, literally, conflagration, from ars, past participle of ardre to burn]: the act or crime of willfully, wrongfully, and unjustifiably setting property on fire often for the… …   Law dictionary

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  • arson — [är′sən] n. [OFr < LL arsio, fire < L arsus, pp. of ardere, to burn: see ASH1] the crime of purposely setting fire to another s building or property, or to one s own, as to collect insurance arsonist n …   English World dictionary

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