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maleficence

[ muh-lef-uh-suhns ]
/ məˈlɛf ə səns /
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noun
the doing of evil or harm: the maleficence of thieves.
the quality or state of being maleficent or harmful.
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Origin of maleficence

From the Latin word maleficentia, dating back to 1590–1600. See malefic, -ence
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