Definition of vandalism
: willful or malicious destruction or defacement of public or private property
Examples of vandalism in a Sentence
acts of theft and vandalism
He was arrested for vandalism.
Recent Examples of vandalism from the Web
At least 14 curbside mailboxes were destroyed or damaged in a vandalism spree on Naperville's far southwest side, according to police and online records.
Since the ascension of El Caudillo del Mar a Lago to the presidency, it's been full speed ahead on the vandalism front.
The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations also denounced the vandalism.
The Burbank Police Department launched a new online reporting system this month that allows residents to file a report online for certain misdemeanor crimes including theft, vandalism and lost property.
A centerpiece of the plaza, directly west of the Oak Park Avenue Metra station, the fountain was toppled and heavily damaged in an act of vandalism over the Labor Day weekend last year.
May’s vandalism at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial is still under investigation, police said.
VandalismA 2005 Acura parked overnight June 3 at Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Road, was found the next morning with its windshield, side windows and mirrors spray-painted.
Andersen declined to say whether the vandalism suspects are boys or girls.
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VANDALISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vandalism for English Language Learners
: the act of deliberately destroying or damaging property
VANDALISM Defined for Kids
Definition of vandalism for Students
: intentional destruction of or damage to property
Legal Definition of vandalism
: the willful or malicious destruction or defacement of property insurance covering property damage from vandalism and malicious mischief
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