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n. - Someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime.

Usage examples (36)
  • I visited the condemned malefactors in Newgate, and was locked in by the turnkey, not with them, but in the yard.
  • Now the business of a judge with a malefactor is to convict him of his crimes, and then to pass sentence upon him for them.
  • A debtor is liable to process, so are we; a malefactor is a debtor to the law, so are we.
  • He saw himself as the shepherd dog does; until he had rounded him up the malefactor was his private responsibility, to be protected as well as cornered. for more
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