American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Archaic A curse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A formal malediction; a special curse invoked or denounced; a form of words expressing a curse; a curse.
- n. obsolete A curse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Poetic Malediction; curse; execration.
- From Old French malison, from Latin maledictiō, from the past participle stem of maledīcō ("I speak ill of"), from male ("wickedly, badly") + dīcō ("say, speak"). Compare malediction. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English malisoun, from Old French maleiçon, from Latin maledictiō, maledictiōn-, from maledictus, past participle of maledīcere, to speak ill, curse; see maledict. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The malison of her muliebrity allows niddering males opportunity for oppugnant vilipend.”
“Reproof with threats sore terror, frightful malison.”
“Yet, for men's sakes whom thy vast malison Must wither innocent of enmity, Be not withdrawn, dark arm, thy spoilure done, Safe to the bosom of our prosperity.”
“The mother puts her malison, or curse, upon him, but he rides off.”
“Or else they may dread the malison that all men have who will not do them, when they had goods to do them with.”
“Glasgow was the most loathsome den north of Tweed, almost the only such den, -- his malison upon Glasgow!”
“Would her father's curse be on her, or the still heavier malison of a creature mansworn, false to her dearest vow?”
“I give to thee in my steads of Walbrugham, from me and mine to thee and thine aye and for ever; and God's malison on his head who this gainsays! '”
“She laid a malison on my chauffeur's potatoes -- I had one once -- and (as he told me) blighted the year's crop.”
“Does a bookseller misdirect a parcel, he exclaims, 'My malison on all Blockheadisms and Torpid Infidelities of which this world is full.”
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