Definition of malefactor in English:

malefactor

Line breaks: mal¦efac|tor
Pronunciation: /ˈmalɪˌfaktə
 
/

noun

formal

Derivatives

malefaction

Pronunciation: /-ˈfakʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • Conversely, the apparatus of state censorship demands the literary malefactions it polices.
  • I mean, this is malefaction, unimaginable violence against young women.
  • For some of the publishing malefactions over the last three or four decades, the New Journalism surely can be held accountable.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin, from malefact- 'done wrong', from the verb malefacere, from male 'ill' + facere 'do'.

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