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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