Malefactor meaning

mălə-făktər
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The definition of a malefactor is a criminal or someone who does bad things.

An example of a malefactor is a bank robber.

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A wrongdoer or evildoer.
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One who has committed a crime; a criminal.
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An evildoer or criminal.
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Origin of malefactor

  • Middle English malefactour from Latin malefactor from malefacere to do wrong male ill mel-3 in Indo-European roots facere to do dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin malefactor, from male (“evilly") + factus (“made or done"), past participle of facio (“I make or do").

    From Wiktionary