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maleficence: Meaning and Definition of

ma•lef•i•cence

Pronunciation: (mu-lef'u-suns), [key]
? n.
  1. the doing of evil or harm: the maleficence of thieves.
  2. the quality or state of being maleficent or harmful.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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