When a fortune teller gets mad at you and puts a curse on you, this is an example of a malediction.
- a calling down of evil on someone; curse
- evil talk about someone; slander
Origin of maledictionMiddle English malediccioun ; from Old French malediction ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin maledictio ; from L, abuse, reviling: see mal- and amp; diction
- a. The calling down of a curse.b. A curse.