malicious mischief
noun Date: 1769 willful, wanton, or reckless damage to or destruction of another's property

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  • malicious mischief — malicious mis·chief n: the act or offense of intentionally damaging or destroying another s property (as from feelings of ill will) compare vandalism Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Malicious mischief — is the specific name for different criminal offences in a number of different criminal jurisdictions. While the wrongful acts will often involve what is popularly described as vandalism there can be a legal differentiation between the two.… …   Wikipedia

  • malicious mischief — n. (Law), Malicious and willful destructionof or injury to the property of others; it is an offense at common law. Wharton. Syn: vandalism, hooliganism. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malicious mischief — n. the willful destruction of another s property …   English World dictionary

  • malicious mischief — The wilful and unlawful injury to or destruction of the property of another with the malicious intent to injure the owner; a malicious physical injury to the rights of another, which impairs utility or materially diminishes value; a malicious or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • malicious mischief — noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others • Syn: ↑vandalism, ↑hooliganism • Hypernyms: ↑mischief, ↑mischief making, ↑mischievousness, ↑deviltry, ↑devilry, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • malicious mischief — willful destruction of personal property motivated by ill will or resentment toward its owner or possessor. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • malicious mischief — noun The willful, wanton, or reckless destruction of the personal property of another occasioned by actual ill will or resentment toward the owner or possessor of such property …   Wiktionary

  • malicious mischief — mali′cious mis′chief n. law the willful destruction or defacement of another s property • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Vandalism And Malicious Mischief Insurance — A type of insurance coverage that protects against losses sustained as a result of vandals. Vandalism and malicious mischief insurance is included in most basic commercial and homeowner policies. It is important for properties that are not… …   Investment dictionary

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