van·dal·ism /'vand-əl-ˌi-zəm/ n: the willful or malicious destruction or defacement of property
insurance covering property damage from vandalism and malicious mischief

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index defacement, pillage

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The act of willfully destroying or damaging property.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

destruction of, or damage to, property, usually but not necessarily maliciously. Scots law has a statutory offence that criminalises this syndrome.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

n. Deliberate defacing or destruction of property; ignorant defacing of anything beautiful or treasured, such as a work of art, architecture, or a valued building. Ignorance or malice is usually inferred.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

The intentional and malicious destruction of or damage to the property of another.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The intentional and malicious destruction of or damage to the property of another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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