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incendiarism

[in-sen-dee-uh-riz-uh m] /ɪnˈsɛn di əˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
the act or practice of an arsonist; malicious burning.
2.
inflammatory behavior; agitation.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; incendiar(y) + -ism
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  • Students also learn the concept of incendiarism, the legal aspects of fire investigation, and basic interviewing techniques.
  • incendiarism is sup posed to be the cause of the fire.
  • All indications point to incendiarism in both cases.
British Dictionary definitions for incendiarism

incendiarism

/ɪnˈsɛndɪəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
the act or practice of illegal burning; arson
2.
(esp formerly) the creation of civil strife or violence for political reasons
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Word Origin and History for incendiarism
n.

1670s, figurative; 1837, literal; see incendiary + -ism.

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