Definition of Fire-raising

1. Noun. Malicious burning to destroy property. "The British term for arson is fire-raising"

Exact synonyms: Arson, Incendiarism
Generic synonyms: Burning, Combustion
Derivative terms: Arsonist



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire-raising

fir tree
fire
fire-bellied toad
fire-breather
fire-breathers
fire-breathing
fire-bush
fire-eater
fire-eaters
fire-engine
fire-fanged
fire-new
fire-on-the-mountain
fire-proof
fire-raising (current term)
fire-resistant
fire-resisting
fire-resistive
fire-retardant
fire-sale
fire-stop
fire-swallower
fire-wheel
fire-worship
fire air
fire alarm
fire alarm horn
fire alarm horns
fire alarms

Literary usage of Fire-raising

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In Scotland the offence equivalent to arson in £.-4:3-: :-" known by the more expressive name of fire-raising. Tbe err was punishable capitally by old ..."

2. Manual of the Law of Scotland by John Hill Burton (1847)
"Wilful fire-raising. The crime of wilful fire-raising is committed when a tenement has been set fire to, and any part of it consumed, however small. ..."

3. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"fire-raising. In Scotland, arson. Fire-ewab. A mop of rope-yam, wetted, and used to cool a gun and mop up loose powder. Fire-water. ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1805)
"Trial of George Lillie Smith, MD, and Robert Campbell, 'before the High Court of Justiciary for Wilful Fire-Raising, \5th January 1855. ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law of Scotland by John Hay Athole Macdonald (1877)
"One case of this sort has raised a difficult question, viz., whether burning a gaol door for the purpose of escape constitutes wilful fire-raising (4). ..."

6. Reports of Cases Before the High Court and Circuit Courts of Justiciary in by Scotland High Court of Justiciary, Alexander Forbes Irvine (1868)
"An indictment charged wilful fire-raising ; as also the wickedly and ... The crime of wilful fire-raising is committed by a door being set on fire, ..."

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