incendiarism


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incendiarism

the act or practice of illegal burning. See ARSON, WILFUL FIRE RAISING.
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As a fitting signal, along with all the novella's other grotesque failures, of original sin, Miles' incendiarism consigns him to flames while it baldly exposes the irremediable nature of those failed attempts at secular perfection.
Although some of the prisoners who were forced to confess transgressions during the vigilante activity admitted to incendiarism, Mullen asserts that despite all of the allegations, most of the fires were probably started by accident.
It initially attracted some gentry support; though when savage repression was applied to suppress it, proletarian anger was unleashed in a wave of incendiarism.
In 1897, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly announced an epidemic of Jewish incendiarism so great that Jews had lost all sense of secrecy and were willing to discuss their "jobs" in the open.
Arrangements were made for the distribution of food stocks first throughout clerk's quarters as a protection against incendiarism, and later throughout the district using schools as centres, as a protection against invasion.