Ma*lig"ni*ty (?), n. [F. malignit'e, L. malignitas.]
The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite.
Virulence; deadly quality.
His physicians discerned an invincible malignity in his disease.
Extreme evilness of nature or influence; perniciousness; heinousness; as, the malignity of fraud.
Syn. -- See Malice.
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