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Malefactor Definition

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[n] someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime

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criminal, crook, felon, outlaw

Misc. Definitions

\Mal`e*fac"tor\, n. [L., fr. malefacere to do evil; male ill, evil + facere to do. See {Malice}, and {Fact}.]
1. An evil doer; one who commits a crime; one subject to public prosecution and punishment; a criminal.
2. One who does wrong by injuring another, although not a criminal. [Obs.] --H. Brooke. Fuller. Syn: Evil doer; criminal; culprit; felon; convict.

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