from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The doing of evil or harm; mischief.
- n. Harmful or evil nature or quality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. harmfulness or mischief
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Evil doing, esp. to others.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being maleficent; the doing or producing of evil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. doing or causing evil
- n. the quality or nature of being harmful or evil
However, to understand how they explained maleficence, it is helpful to delve further into their worldview understandings.
Lawyers are subjected to state bar association disciplinary boards in cases of abject negligence or maleficence, but let's just say that "do no harm" isn't part of their swearing in process.
Besides providing all the requisite gore of a true-crime narrative, Never Enough suggests that no matter how tasteless, mindless and incompetent we may be, we're perfect Einsteins in comparison to the Kissel family, which is capable of committing any maleficence known to man, but utterly incapable of doing it properly.
I did not believe a white ghost indicated joy and success or that a black one augured ill fortune and maleficence.
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This BS continues to happen, and the nuts on the other side of the fence continue to project their own maleficence on atheists, by implying at every opportunity they can get that its "atheists" that want to prevent people adopting kids, prevent people from worshiping as they want, etc., when, as in this case, its obvious just who it is that wants to create and enforce *precisely* that kind of legal system.
Respect for autonomy, beneficence, and non-maleficence.
Kitten-killing is like the international sign of E-vil, a universal metaphor for maleficence that ranks up there with demons, Nazis and Rush Limbaugh.
How weak are their powers of doing injury! their maleficence how feeble!
But ripping double-stranded mohair is evil with added maleficence.