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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ar·son /ˈɑrsṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·son n.  Law The malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is felony; the malicious and voluntary firing of a building or ship.
 Note:The definition of this crime is varied by statues in different countries and states. The English law of arson has been considerably modified in the United States; in some of the States it has been materially enlarged, while in others, various degrees of arson have been established, with corresponding punishment.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : malicious burning to destroy property; "the British term for
          arson is fire-raising" [syn: incendiarism, fire-raising]