malicious mischief

noun

Definition of malicious mischief

: willful, wanton, or reckless damage to or destruction of another's property

Examples of malicious mischief in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jurors on Wednesday convicted each man of two counts of simple assault and one count of malicious mischief. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 June 2016 Sherman, who was released from jail Thursday, was arraigned on five criminal charges that also include reckless endangerment of road workers and malicious mischief. Gene Johnson, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 Sherman, who was released from jail Thursday, was arraigned on five criminal charges that also include reckless endangerment of road workers and malicious mischief. Gene Johnson, ajc, 16 July 2021 Prosecutors charged Sherman with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, malicious mischief, criminal trespass and resisting arrest. BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2021 King County District Court Judge Fa’amomoi Masaniai found probable cause that Sherman committed criminal trespassing, malicious mischief, driving under the influence and resisting arrest. NBC News, 16 July 2021 Sherman also faces charges of reckless endangerment of roadway workers and third-degree malicious mischief. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 July 2021 However, Masaniai found probable cause that Sherman committed four misdemeanor crimes: Misdemeanor criminal trespassing (second degree), malicious mischief (third degree), driving under the influence and resisting arrest (misdemeanors). oregonlive, 15 July 2021 He was booked on charges of residential burglary with a domestic violence component, resisting arrest and malicious mischief, according to Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe. Travis Caldwell And Andy Rose, CNN, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of malicious mischief

1769, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of malicious mischief was in 1769

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20 Sep 2021

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“Malicious mischief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malicious%20mischief. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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malicious mischief

noun
malicious mis·​chief

Legal Definition of malicious mischief

: the act or offense of intentionally damaging or destroying another's property (as from feelings of ill will) — compare vandalism

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