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maledict

[ mal-i-dikt ]
/ ˈmæl ɪ dɪkt /
Archaic.
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adjective
verb (used with object)
to put a curse on.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for maledict

maledict
/ (ˈmælɪdɪkt) /

verb
(tr) literary to utter a curse against
adjective
archaic cursed or detestable
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