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Webster 1913 Edition


Malefactor

Malˊe-fac′tor

,
Noun.
[L., fr.
malefacere
to do evil;
male
ill, evil +
facere
to do. See
Malice
, and
Fact
.]
1.
An evil doer; one who commits a crime; one subject to public prosecution and punishment; a criminal.
Syn. – Evil doer; criminal; culprit; felon; convict.

Webster 1828 Edition


Malefactor

MALEFAC'TOR

,
Noun.
[supra.] One who commits a crime; one guilty of violating the laws, in such a manner as to subject him to public prosecution and punishment, particularly to capital punishment; a criminal.

Definition 2021


malefactor

malefactor

English

Alternative forms

Noun

malefactor (plural malefactors)

  1. A criminal or felon.
  2. An evildoer.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:criminal
  • See also Wikisaurus:villain

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Latin

Etymology

From malefactus (perfect passive participle of malefaciō), corresponding to male (evilly) + factus (made or done), past participle of facio (I make or do).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ma.leˈfak.tor/, [ma.ɫɛˈfak.tɔr]

Noun

malefactor m (genitive malefactōris); third declension

  1. wrongdoer, evildoer, malefactor

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative malefactor malefactōrēs
genitive malefactōris malefactōrum
dative malefactōrī malefactōribus
accusative malefactōrem malefactōrēs
ablative malefactōre malefactōribus
vocative malefactor malefactōrēs

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