in·​cen·​di·​a·​rism | \ in-ˈsen-dē-ə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce incendiarism (audio) \

Definition of incendiarism

: incendiary action or behavior

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Among the reasons for the state to exit the United States were the following: [The United States] advocates negro equality, socially and politically, and promotes insurrection and incendiarism in our midst. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Confederate Memorial Day: when multiple states celebrate treason in defense of slavery," 23 Apr. 2018

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circa 1710, in the meaning defined above

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