a person who commits arson.

1860–65; arson + -ist Unabridged
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arson (ˈɑːsən)
criminal law the act of intentionally or recklessly setting fire to another's property or to one's own property for some improper reason
[C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin ārsiō, from Latin ārdēre to burn; see ardent]

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Example sentences
And then he decimated them, wiping out the databases with the ease of an
  arsonist flicking a match.
Don't make it easy for an arsonist to start a fire or facilitate a fire's
  spread to adjacent buildings.
Further, a fire investigator testified that arson caused the fire and that the
  arsonist used a flammable liquid accelerant.
It matters little whether the property set ablaze belongs to the arsonist or
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