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male-, repr. L. male-, comb. form of adv. male (see MAL-) in malediction XV. — L. maledictiō, -ōn-; see DICTION. malefactor XV. — (partly through OF. malfaicteur) L. malefactor (facere DO1). malefic productive of evil XVII. — L. maleficus. maleficent XVII. malevolent XVI. — OF. malivolent or L. malevolēns, -ent- (volēns, prp. of velle WILL). malevolence XV. — OF. or L.