Examples of arson in a Sentence
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but investigators suspect arson.
The town has suffered a rash of arson attacks.
The town has suffered a rash of arsons.
Recent Examples of arson from the Web
The teen has also been charged with concealment of homicidal death and arson.
He was charged with eluding police, reckless driving and resisting an officer in Santa Rosa County, before being sent back to Mobile to face first-degree arson and murder charges.
John Kevin Chapman, of Jackson, Kentucky, was convicted in 1994 of arson in Pike Circuit Court.
That list includes alcohol/drug violations, arson, assault, burglary, DUI, elder abuse, fraud, murder, rape, robbery, sex crimes, theft, vandalism, vehicle break-in/thefts and weapons violations.
Mr. Asaro could face up to 20 years in prison for directing that an arson be carried out.
The fire at the mosque occurred on January 28, and was ruled an arson on February 8, the Victoria Advocate reported.
This week, Senat and business partner Herb Reid of the Maze Development Group open Maison 208, a stylish, two-story restaurant on 13th Street whose opening was delayed considerably by arson in September 2015 during construction.
The shooting, initially defended by police leaders, touched off two nights of looting, arson and rioting on the city’s north side and drew attention to long-simmering tensions between law enforcement and Milwaukee’s black residents.
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ARSON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arson for English Language Learners
: the illegal burning of a building or other property : the crime of setting fire to something
ARSON Defined for Kids
Definition of arson for Students
: the illegal burning of a building or other property
Origin and Etymology of arson
Anglo-French arsoun, alteration of Old French arsin, literally, conflagration, from ars, past participle of ardre to burn
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