Definition of arson in English:
The criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property: police are treating the fire as arson [as modifier]: an arson attack
More example sentences
- The fire was caused by arson, but so far the culprit has not been caught.
- However, experts have since cast doubt over the forensic tests used to decide the fire was arson.
- It is not known what caused the fire, but arson or a discarded cigarette end have not been ruled out.
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