malicious mischief

noun

Definition of malicious mischief

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

First Known Use of malicious mischief

1769


Law Dictionary

malicious mischief

noun malicious mis·chief

Legal Definition of malicious mischief

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


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