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Malebranchism
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malefic definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force" [syn: malefic, malevolent, malign, evil]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin maleficus wicked, mischievous, from male + -ficus -fic Date: 1652 1. having malignant influence ; baleful 2. malicious

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. literary (of magical arts etc.) harmful; baleful. Etymology: L maleficus f. male ill

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Malefic Ma*lef"ic, a. [L. maleficus: cf. F. mal['e]fique. See Malefaction.] Doing mischief; causing harm or evil; nefarious; hurtful. [R.] --Chaucer.




 


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