- an evil deed; crime; wrongdoing.
Origin of malefaction
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Related Words for malefactionmisbehavior, negligence, violation, carelessness, dereliction, misdeed, transgression, mismanagement, infringement, peccadillo, offense, misconduct, sin, malfeasance, immorality, infraction, wrongdoing, lawlessness, atrocity, criminality
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Historical Examples of malefaction
early 15c., from Medieval Latin malefactionem (nominative malefactio), noun of action from past participle stem of malefacere (see malefactor).
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