malefaction

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

Definition of malefaction

  1. :  an evil deed :  crime

Examples of malefaction in a sentence

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

15th Century

First Known Use of malefaction

15th century


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