The definition of a malediction is a curse or words or speech intended to bring about destruction or evil.(noun)
When a fortune teller gets mad at you and puts a curse on you, this is an example of a malediction.
See malediction in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME malediccioun < OFr malediction < LL(Ec) maledictio < L, abuse, reviling: see mal- & diction
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