mischief

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Mischief

A specific injury or damage caused by another person's action or inaction. In Civil Law, a person who suffered physical injury due to the Negligence of another person could allege mischief in a lawsuit in tort. For example, if a baseball is hit through a person's window by accident, and the resident within is injured, mischief can be claimed. It is distinct from malicious mischief, which is a criminal act usually involving reckless or intentional behavior such as Vandalism.

mischief

noun annoyance, criminality, cruelty, damage, damnum, danger, detriment, devilment, deviltry, disservice, evil, evil conduct, fault, foul play, frolicsomeness, harm, harmmul action, hurt, ill consequence, impishness, incommodum, injurious conduct, injuriousness, injury, injustice, maleficium, malicious action, malignity, maltreatment, meanness, misbehavior, misconduct, misdoing, misusage, molestation, nastiness, naughtiness, nuisance, outrage, prankishness, puckishness, rascality, roguery, ruin, transgression, trouble, vice, villainy, waggery, waggishness, wickedness, wrong, wrongdoing
Associated concepts: malicious mischief
See also: disservice, harm, misdoing
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The 43-year-old, a US Air Force officer, pleaded guilty on Friday (14 July) to a single charge of criminal mischief that named 13 victims.