malefactor









malefactor


noun

  1. a person who violates the law; criminal.
  2. a person who does harm or evil, especially toward another.

noun

  1. a criminal; wrongdoer

n.mid-15c., from Latin malefactor, agent noun from past participle stem of malefacere “to do evil,” from male “badly” (see mal-) + facere “to perform” (see factitious).

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