arson

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Noun[change]

Singular
arson

Plural
arsons

  1. (uncountable) Arson is the crime of setting a fire to cause damage.
    A man is being held by police in connection with an arson attack that destroyed a school.
  2. (rare) (countable) An arson is an act of arson.
    The cause of the fire is unknown, but investigators believe it to be an arson.

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