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From French vandalisme, first used by Henri Grégoire to decry the pillage and destruction of art in the course of the French Revolution, in reference to the East Germanic tribe of the Vandals, which looted Rome in 455.
- Willful damage or destruction of any property with no other purpose than damage or destruction of said property.
- As we turned down the street I was appalled by the vandalism; spray-paint and smashed windows that were everywhere.
needless damage or destruction of property
|Declension of vandalism|