Definition of INCENDIARY


INCENDIARY

crim. law. One who maliciously and wilfully sets
another person s house on fire; one guilty of the crime of arson.

2. This offence is punished by the statute laws of the different
states according to their several provisions. The civil law
punished it with death, Dig. 47, 9, 12, 1, by the offender being
cast into the fire. Id. 48, 19, 28, 12; Code, 9, 1, 11. Vide Dane s
Ab. Index, h. t.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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