arson

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Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Norman and Old French arson, from the verb ardoir, from Latin ardeō (to burn). Compare ardent

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arson (countable and uncountable, plural arsons)

  1. (uncountable) The crime of setting a fire with intent to cause damage.
    • 2006, Paul Chadwick, Concrete: Killer Smile, Part two, p.34
      Arson, like we thought. three punks doused a car, lit it, and took off.
  2. (countable) An instance of such a crime.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb ardre, ardoir, from Latin ardeō

Noun[edit]

arson m (oblique plural arsons, nominative singular arsons, nominative plural arson)

  1. burning; fire
  2. arson
  3. sunburn
  4. burn (on the skin, etc.)