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malicious mischief

noun
1.
willful destruction of personal property motivated by ill will or resentment toward its owner or possessor.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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Examples for malicious mischief
  • The case went to the jury and it unanimously found him guilty as charged of malicious mischief in the first degree.
  • Construction of sections enumerating acts of malicious mischief.
  • If property was damaged, it could be considered a property crime which is malicious mischief.
  • Patrol your street occasionally to discourage speeding motorists, acts of malicious mischief and crimes against children.

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