incendiarism

Part of speech: noun

An incendiary act. .

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Usage examples "incendiarism":

  1. Jean said she thought it must be incendiarism. - "Penny Plain", Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas).
  2. To- day I have not come to speak of monuments, of historical relics, nor even of the wrongs committed, of the violation of all the rights and laws of warfare and every international convention, of incendiarism, pillage and massacre; I have come simply to utter before you the last distressful cry of a dying nation. - "The Wrack of the Storm", Maurice Maeterlinck.
  3. It all happened just after a celebrated case of incendiarism; the preliminary investigation lasted two days; we were exhausted. - "The Wife and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.