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  1. a variant spelling of mallam
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Examples from the Web for malam

Historical Examples

  • Why are all acts both of Henry and his Parliament to be taken in malam partem?

    Froude's History of England

    Charles Kingsley

  • Here follows a figure of an unfortunate individual suspended "in malam crucem."

  • Abeas ergo in malam rem cum istis tuis hallucinationibus, Villoisone!

  • The very word (crux) was used among them as a curse, especially in the form ad (malam) crucem.

    The Private Life of the Romans

    Harold Whetstone Johnston

  • A wiseacre is "one that knows or tells truth; we commonly use it in malam partem for a fool" (Blount, Glossographia, 1674).