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
Whitlock and Cowherd had been discussing James's response to an incident of racist vandalism Wednesday, in which the n-word was discovered spray-painted on the gate of his offseason home in Los Angeles.
Before Landrieu targeted the other monuments for removal, the committee had busied itself with caring for Confederate monuments, including cleaning them up after various acts of vandalism.
Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue is no stranger to bouts of vandalism.
James' agent, Rich Paul, declined to comment on the vandalism.
On Wednesday, an LAPD officer confirmed to USA Today that James, whose primary residence is in Akron, Ohio, was not present at the time of the vandalism.
Cruz, who had testified himself in favor of the legislation, was charged on May 7 with more than 100 counts of misdemeanor vandalism.
Police said Cruz gave a statement admitting to the vandalism.
The 7/10-acre property eventually brimmed with weeds, suffered vandalism and lured homeless campers, according to neighbors.
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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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