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malefactress

[mal-uh-fak-tris] /ˈmæl əˌfæk trɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who violates the law or does evil.
Origin of malefactress
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; malefact(o)r + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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