Origin of malediction
Examples from the Web for malediction
Old Stubbs calls the May-pole a "stinking idol," and says it was brought home with "great veneration," hence his malediction.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
Has any malediction of Heaven doomed them to perpetual vassalage?
They listened with the calm of people for whom anathema, reprobation, malediction, and execration were their daily bread.The Miracle Of The Great St. Nicolas|Anatole France
It was not clear to Lyon whether this malediction had for its object the original or the painter of the portrait.
Horror, shame, misery, and malediction; I have betrayed you.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
British Dictionary definitions for malediction
Word Origin for malediction
Word Origin and History for malediction
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).