Mischief

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Alternate meaning: Mischief (movie) (1985)

Mischief, in criminal law, is an offence against property that does not involve conversion. It typically involves vandalism, graffiti or some other destruction or defacement of property other than arson. Criminal mischief is usually a misdemeanor. The etymology of the word comes from Old French meschief, which means "misfortune,' from meschever, "to end badly."

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