Maleficence definition

mə-lĕfĭ-səns
The doing of harm; mischief.
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Harmful or malicious nature or quality.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
maleficence
Plural:
maleficences

Origin of maleficence

  • Latin maleficentia from maleficus malefic malefic

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