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malediction

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noun mal·e·dic·tion \ˌma-lə-ˈdik-shən\

Definition of malediction

mal·e·dic·to·ry play \-ˈdik-t(ə-)rē\ adjective


Examples of malediction

  1. <the two old women began casting aspersions and heaping maledictions upon one another>



Origin of malediction

Middle English malediccioun, from Late Latin malediction-, maledictio, from maledicere to curse, from Latin, to speak evil of, from male badly + dicere to speak, say — more at mal-, diction


First Known Use: 14th century


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