Definition of Malefaction

1. n. A crime; an offense; an evil deed.



Definition of Malefaction

1. Noun. (obsolete) A crime ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Malefaction

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Malefaction

1. A crime; an offense; an evil deed. See: Malefactor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malefaction

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Literary usage of Malefaction

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Such disregard of self as brings on suffering ... is a malefaction to others. H. Spencer, Data of Ethics, f 72. malefactor ..."

2. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1903)
"dialogue endurable ; but the " malefaction " to which Lamb refers is a scene in The Revenger's Tragedy, in which Tourneur imagines a mother endeavouring to ..."

3. Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States: Advising by United States Attorney-General (1856)
"... since malefaction does not cease to be such, because perpetrated by command of a superior, nor will the excuse of unlawful obedience to another con-, ..."

4. The Lawyer in Literature by John Marshall Gest (1913)
"When Dinmont visits Bertram in jail, the keeper wants to lock up the jail, refusing to allow Dinmont to stay because he had committed no malefaction. ..."

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