Kenny charged them with a look of indignation and shooed them to retreat in maledictory Italian.
They both obeyed; the miner with maledictory reluctance, and Jeffard in a tremulous frenzy of wrath.
And all the while maledictory shouts and cries are heard on all hands.
Not one of the spectators of the scene referred to was in reality amazed—not one contemptuous, not one maledictory.
After that, the performer instantly departs with maledictory expressions, and is never heard of more.
mid-15c., from Old French maledicion "a curse" (15c.), from Latin maledictionem (nominative maledictio) "the action of speaking evil of, slander," in Late Latin "a curse," noun of action from past participle stem of maledicere "to speak badly or evil of, slander," from male "badly" (see mal-) + dicere "to say" (see diction).