vandalism

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noun van·dal·ism \ˈvan-də-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of vandalism

  1. :  willful or malicious destruction or defacement of public or private property

Examples of vandalism in a sentence

  1. acts of theft and vandalism

  2. He was arrested for vandalism.

Origin and Etymology of vandalism

vandal + -ism


First Known Use: 1798


VANDALISM Defined for English Language Learners

vandalism

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noun van·dal·ism \ˈvan-də-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of vandalism for English Language Learners

  • : the act of deliberately destroying or damaging property


VANDALISM Defined for Kids

vandalism

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noun van·dal·ism \ˈvan-də-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of vandalism for Students

  1. :  intentional destruction of or damage to property


Law Dictionary

vandalism

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noun van·dal·ism \ˈvand-əl-ˌi-zəm\

Legal Definition of vandalism

  1. :  the willful or malicious destruction or defacement of property <insurance covering property damage from vandalism and malicious mischief>



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