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malicious mischief Syllabification: ma·li·cious mis·chief

Definition of malicious mischief in English:


Law The willful destruction of another person’s property for vicious, wanton, or mischievous purposes.
Example sentences
  • Arrests for trespassing, vandalism and malicious mischief would go a long way to help discourage this activity and build data on the activists.
  • Scotland also has a common law offence of ‘malicious mischief’ that could possibly be used to prosecute DoS attacks.
  • It may be that Mr. Mitchell assumed that it would relieve the insurers from all risk arising from vandalism, sabotage and malicious mischief.
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