Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of malefaction.

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Examples

  • "excitement" to be arrested for several capital crimes, their escape from any sanction for their malefactions is consistent with the historical record of how women were punished, despite the fact that they violate customary gender roles.

    'Pleasure is now, and ought to be, your business': Stealing Sexuality in Jane Austen's _Juvenilia_

  • In going to the NSA's inspector general and then to Congress, he was following procedures set out in the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act, which provides a way for employees to bring malefactions to light without compromising security.

    How to Be an Honest Whistleblower

  • In going to the NSA's inspector general and then to Congress, he was following procedures set out in the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act, which provides a way for employees to bring malefactions to light without compromising security.

    How to Be an Honest Whistleblower

  • The law can no longer touch these princes of the realm personally, because adjacent to their palaces are their battlemented corporations, which can cover management malefactions by paying occasional fines as a routine cost of doing business.

    Reality bites

  • Though the Soviet Union was our ally in the war against a mega-meanie like Hitler, Stalin was later unmasked as a paranoid tyrant and mass murderer whose malefactions in every way matched those of his German counterpart.

    Maximilian and Carlota: the "Archdupe" and his tragic lady (1832-1867)

  • Though the Soviet Union was our ally in the war against a mega-meanie like Hitler, Stalin was later unmasked as a paranoid tyrant and mass murderer whose malefactions in every way matched those of his German counterpart.

    Maximilian and Carlota: the "Archdupe" and his tragic lady (1832-1867)

  • In the end, it leaves you without a real sense of right and wrong, merely a constantly shifting plane — and thus open to the malefactions of a Hitler or a Stalin or a Mao or a Pol Pot.

    A man who believes in Darwin as fervently as he hates God

  • I think he's particularly good at exhuming otherwise ignored malefactions by the US Government - thinking of Central America in particular, but it does go more widely.

    Some notes on Chomsky's 'Understanding Power'

  • I think he's particularly good at exhuming otherwise ignored malefactions by the US Government - thinking of Central America in particular, but it does go more widely.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • But the President stood firm in his resolve that the people of Mexico should not be punished for the malefactions of their usurping president, and steadily, against great odds, he moved forward to vindicate his policy, unmindful of the jeers and criticisms of his enemies.

    Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him

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