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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin malitia(badness, bad quality, ill-will, spite), from malus(bad).

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malice ‎(uncountable)

  1. Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way. Desire to take pleasure in another's misfortune.
    • 1981, Philip K. Dick, Valis, ISBN 0-553-20594-3, page 67:
      [] not only was there no gratitude (which he could psychologically handle) but downright malice showed itself instead.
  2. (law) An intention to do injury to another party. In many jurisdictions malice is a distinguishing factor between the crimes of murder and manslaughter.
 Malice (law) on Wikipedia

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EtymologyEdit

malico +‎ -e

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmalitse/
  • Hyphenation: mal‧ice

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malice

  1. maliciously

FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin malitia.

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malice f ‎(plural malices)

  1. mischief
  2. malice

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

malice f ‎(oblique plural malices, nominative singular malice, nominative plural malices)

  1. malice, evilness, evil intentions
  2. malicious act

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