In*cen"di*a*ry . [L. incendiarius: cf. F. incendiaire. See Incense to inflame.]

1.

Any person who maliciously sets fire to a building or other valuable or other valuable property.

2.

A person who excites or inflames factions, and promotes quarrels or sedition; an agitator; an exciter.

Several cities . . . drove them out as incendiaries. Bentley.

 

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In*cen"di*a*ry, a. [L. incendiarius, fr. incendium a fire, conflagration: cf. F. incendiaire. See Incense to inflame.]

1.

Of or pertaining to incendiarism, or the malicious burning of valuable property; as, incendiary material; as incendiary crime.

2.

Tending to excite or inflame factions, sedition, or quarrel; inflammatory; seditious.

Paley.

Incendiary shell, a bombshell. See Carcass, 4.

 

© Webster 1913.

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