Definition of Fire-raising
1. Noun. Malicious burning to destroy property. "The British term for arson is fire-raising"
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Fire-raising Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire-raising
Literary usage of Fire-raising
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."