Definitions

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  • noun Wrongdoer.

Etymologies

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From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French mal ("evil") + fais-, stem of faire ("do, make"), from Latin facere ("do, perform")

Examples

  • Personally, I am waiting for the day some WoW player sues another over the disposition of a particularly leet piece of loot, and some forward-thinking judge orders a remedy of specific performance: the malfeasor is forced to farm Molten Core until a replacement Deathstriker or Dreadmist Robes has fallen and been obtained.

    Byte Murder

  • I just don’t want people to think that it’s my opinion that every corporate malfeasor has been run to ground.

    Enron Verdict « Climate Audit

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