A pair of malefactors.
The definition of a malefactor is a criminal or someone who does bad things.
An example of a malefactor is a bank robber.
an evildoer or criminal
Origin of malefactorClassical Latin from past participle of malefacere from male, evil (see mal-) + facere, to do
- One who has committed a crime; a criminal.
- A wrongdoer or evildoer.
Origin of malefactorMiddle English malefactour from Latin malefactor from malefacere to do wrong male ill ; see mel-3 in Indo-European roots. facere to do ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.