noun mal·e·fice \ˈmaləfə̇s\

Definition of malefice



  1. 1 :  a piece of evil sorcery :  an evil spell or enchantment a magic power working against mysterious malefices — Joseph Conrad

  2. 2 archaic :  a piece of mischief :  an evil deed

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Origin and Etymology of malefice

Middle English, from Latin maleficium, from maleficus

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a trip made at another's expense

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