malefactor

[ mal-uh-fak-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF malefactor

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MALEFACTOR

Even supposing that Joggi were the malefactor, where was the rest of that money?

Like a malefactor out on bail, he was painting a picture for the future.

His rhoomatism's merely that malefactor's way of goin' onder cover.

In this way, secured like a malefactor, I was ordered forward.

Pizarro acquired the mastery of Peru by the act of a malefactor.

It was the halo of a saint encircling the brow of the malefactor.

You will find a bystander may shoot a malefactor to save the life of a citizen.

I meant, that if he were a malefactor, your place would be in the prison beside him.

Every malefactor has more rights than he; and yet who could be more innocent?

And yet the malefactor had repented on the cross, and went nevertheless to paradise.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin malefactor, agent noun from past participle stem of malefacere "to do evil," from male "badly" (see mal-) + facere "to perform" (see factitious).

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