[mal-uh-zuh n, -suh n]

noun Archaic.

a curse.

Origin of malison

1200–50; Middle English maliso(u)n < Old French maleison < Latin maledictiōn- (stem of maledictiō) malediction Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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an archaic or poetic word for curse

Word Origin for malison

C13: via Old French from Latin maledictiō malediction
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Word Origin and History for malison

"a curse," mid-13c., from Old French maleiçon "curse," from Latin maledictionem (see malediction).

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