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mal·e·fac·tor  audio  (ml-fktr) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. One that has committed a crime; a criminal.
  2. An evildoer.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English malefactour, from Latin malefactor, from malefacere, to do wrong : male, ill; see mel-3 in Indo-European roots + facere, to do; see dh- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
male·faction  (-fkshn) KEY (Noun)


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