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Webster 1913 Edition


Arson

Ar′son

(är′s’n; 277)
,
Noun.
[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.
☞ The definition of this crime is varied by statues in different countries and states. The English law of arson has been considerably modified in the United States; in some of the States it has been materially enlarged, while in others, various degrees of arson have been established, with corresponding punishment.
Burrill.

Webster 1828 Edition


Arson

'ARSON

,
Noun.
'arsn.
In law, the malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is felony. The definition of this crime is varied by statutes in different countries and states. In Connecticut, the burning not only of a dwelling house or contiguous building, but of a ship or other vessel, is declared to be arson, if human life is thereby destroyed or put to hazard.

Definition 2021


arson

arson

See also: ar son

English

Noun

arson (countable and uncountable, plural arsons)

  1. (uncountable) The crime of setting a fire with intent to cause damage.
    • 2006, Paul Chadwick, Concrete: Killer Smile, Part two, p.34
      Arson, like we thought. three punks doused a car, lit it, and took off.
  2. (countable) An instance of such a crime.

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Middle French

Etymology

Old French arçon.

Noun

arson m (plural arsons)

  1. saddle

Old French

Etymology

From the verb ardre, ardoir, from Latin ardeō

Noun

arson m (oblique plural arsons, nominative singular arsons, nominative plural arson)

  1. burning; fire
  2. arson
  3. sunburn
  4. burn (on the skin, etc.)