arsonous

arson

[ahr-suhn]
noun
Law. the malicious burning of another's house or property, or in some statutes, the burning of one's own house or property, as to collect insurance.

Origin:
1670–80; < Anglo-French, Old French < Late Latin ārsiōn- (stem of ārsiō) a burning, equivalent to ārs- (Latin ārd(ere) to burn (cf. ardent) + -t(us) past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

arsonous, adjective

arsenous, arsonous.
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arson (ˈɑːsən)
 
n
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]
 
'arsonist
 
n

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arson
1670s, from Anglo-Fr. arsoun (1275), from O.Fr. arsion, from L.L. arsionem (nom. arsio) "a burning," from L. arsus pp. of ardere "to burn," from PIE base *as- "to burn, glow" (see ardent). The O.E. term was bærnet, lit. "burning;" and Coke has indictment of burning
(1640). Arsonist is from 1864.
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