Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Crime-Related Words

Arson: Act of setting fire on something intentionally.

Manslaughter: The brutal or violent killing of a great number of people or animals.

Ransom: The freeing of a captive on payment.

Forgery: The alteration or false making of a writing

Burglary: to break into a house to steal.

Robbery: the taking of the property of another in his presence.

Homicide: the killing of a person by another person.

Murder: the killing of a person by another person.

Kidnapping: to steal a person in order to obtain a ransom.

Pickpocketing: Stealing money, wallet, etc, from someone's pocket.

Massacre: Cruel killing of a large number of people or occasionally of animals.

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