Arson Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Arson, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Arson?

(n) Arson is the act of burning an article or property with a purpose to destroy or damage them, scar or horrify the public or a section of them, with a criminal intention. Eg. Setting the farmhouse to fire to force the inmates to leave the place.