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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin malefactor, from Latin malefaciō, from male (evilly) + factus (made or done), past participle of facio (I make or do).

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malefactor (plural malefactors)

  1. A criminal or felon.
  2. An evildoer.

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EtymologyEdit

From malefactus (perfect passive participle of malefaciō), corresponding to male (evilly) + factus (made or done), past participle of facio (I make or do). Used in Old Latin by Plautus and then more commonly in Late Latin[1].

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malefactor m (genitive malefactōris); third declension

  1. wrongdoer, evildoer, malefactor

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative malefactor malefactōrēs
Genitive malefactōris malefactōrum
Dative malefactōrī malefactōribus
Accusative malefactōrem malefactōrēs
Ablative malefactōre malefactōribus
Vocative malefactor malefactōrēs

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