Malediction definitions

măl'ĭ-dĭk'shən
The definition of a malediction is a curse or words or speech intended to bring about destruction or evil.

When a fortune teller gets mad at you and puts a curse on you, this is an example of a malediction.

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Slander.
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The calling down of a curse.
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A curse.
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A calling down of evil on someone; curse.
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Evil talk about someone; slander.
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Origin of malediction

From Latin maledictio (“curse") from malus (“evil") + dictio (“speech") noun of action from perfect passive participle dictus (“spoken"), from verb dico (“speak").