- 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.
Late 17th century: an Anglo-Norman French legal term, from medieval Latin arsio(n-), from Latin ardere 'to burn'.
This was an Anglo-Norman legal term which came from Latin ardere ‘to burn’.
Words that rhyme with arsonCarson, fasten, parson, sarsen
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