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malefaction

noun mal·e·fac·tion \ˌma-lə-ˈfak-shən\

Definition of MALEFACTION

:  an evil deed :  crime

Examples of MALEFACTION

  1. <the town treasurer has been linked to the kickback scheme and other financial malefactions>

First Known Use of MALEFACTION

15th century

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