[ mal-is ]
/ ˈmæl ɪs /
desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another, either because of a hostile impulse or out of deep-seated meanness: the malice and spite of a lifelong enemy.
Law. evil intent on the part of a person who commits a wrongful act injurious to others.
How Is Manslaughter Different From Murder?How can a person cause the death of another without the act being considered a murder?
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Examples from the Web for malices
This is not very satisfactory to what used to be our malices.The Book of the Damned|Charles Fort
British Dictionary definitions for malices
/ (ˈmælɪs) /
the desire to do harm or mischief
law the state of mind with which an act is committed and from which the intent to do wrong may be inferredSee also malice aforethought
Word Origin for malice
C13: via Old French from Latin malitia, from malus evil
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