vandalism [ van] ′də liz′əm
Vandalism is the act of destroying or damaging property.
An example of vandalism is spray-painting the walls of a school.
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the actions or attitudes of a vandal; malicious or ignorant destruction of public or private property, often, specif., of that which is beautiful or artistic
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Willful or malicious destruction of public or private property.
Related Forms: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. vandalism - Computer Definition
On the Internet,
includes acts such as a cracker’s replacing the original Web page with
profanity or some racist or sexist campaign.
Internet; Trolling/Baiting/Flaming. Webster's New World Hacker Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Bernadette Schell and Clemens Martin. Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. vandalism - Legal Definition
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 Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.