malediction


mal·e·dic·tion

noun \ˌma-lə-ˈdik-shən\

Definition of MALEDICTION

mal·e·dic·to·ry \-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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