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- n. A crime
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A crime; an offense; an evil deed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Heinous wrong-doing; a criminal deed; a crime; a wrong; a bane or curse.
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We in the press have hastened to accuse them of every kind of malefaction, whether justified or not, and have often been slow to correct the misimpressions we left.
When the photos came out, most Americans saw SGT Darby as a hero who was putting an end to the malefaction of a few bad apples.
I am agnostic on the question of whether this malefaction in Jewish communal organizations drives Jews away from religious affiliation.
Do you think a rogue, secretive, abusive organization that regularly defies the rule of law -- hell, forget those abstract principles; how about the embarrassing political optics of an "anti-hate" agency that admits to posting hateful messages on the Internet itself -- would really go willingly into Tuesday's hearing, with the national press assembled there to record their every misdeed and malefaction?
The billionaire is so proud of and confident in his every malefaction, he declaims them from the rooftop.
It is a saga of rags and riches, loves won and lost, and, in the end, betrayal, malefaction, and regret.
To cover the trace of her malefaction, she picked up the dog end and placed it with her notes in her shoulder bag.
Ill break your head, said the sturdy Liddesdale man, if ye say ony mair about it, and that will be malefaction eneugh to entitle me to ae nights lodging wi you, ony way.
But its against rule, sir; ye have committed nae malefaction.
His preferred field of malefaction is the country that is most nearly anarchical.