- to put a curse on.
Origin of maledict
1540–50; < Late Latin maledictus accursed, Latin: past participle of maledīcere to speak ill of, abuse, equivalent to male- male- + dīcere to say
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Examples from the Web for maledict
All the while the maledict banner of the Romanoffs writhes above them.
It seems to me I've read somewhere of one of our principal generals—Maledict Donald, wasn't it?Captain Jinks, Hero
And my father's maledict——But you will chide me for introducing that, now I am enumerating my comforts.Clarissa, Volume 7
- (tr) literary to utter a curse against
- archaic cursed or detestable
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