Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of malum.
  • noun A sclerite in the mouth-parts of certain Myriapoda, the third joint of the mandible, supporting the sclerites which homologize with the galea and lacinia of an insect's maxilla.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.
  • noun plural (Law) offenses which are such from their own nature, at common law, irrespective of statute.
  • noun plural (Law) offenses prohibited by statute, as distinguished from mala in se, which are offenses at common law.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of malum.
  • noun A bead or a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity.
  • noun A single lobe of an insect's maxilla.
  • noun The grinding surface of an insect's mandible.

Etymologies

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see malum.

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From Sanskrit माला (mālā, "wreath, garland, crown").

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Latin mala ("jaw, cheek")

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