An example of malice is when you hate someone and want to seek revenge.
- active ill will; desire to harm another or to do mischief; spite
- Law evil intent; state of mind shown by intention to do, or intentional doing of, something unlawful
Origin of maliceOld French ; from Classical Latin malitia ; from malus, bad: see mal-
- A desire to harm others or to see others suffer; extreme ill will or spite.
- Law a. The intent to commit an unlawful act without justification or excuse.b. An improper motive for an action, such as desire to cause injury to another.
Origin of maliceMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin malitia, from malus, bad; see mel-3 in Indo-European roots.
- Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way. Desire to take pleasure in another's misfortune.
malice - Legal Definition