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Definition of Malicious
MaliciousMalicious Ma*li"cious, a. [Of. malicius, F. malicieux, fr. L.
malitiosus. See Malice.]
1. Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or
I grant him bloody, . . . Sudden, malicious,
smacking of every sin That has a name. --Shak.
2. Proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice;
as, a malicious report; malicious mischief.
3. (Law)With wicked or mischievous intentions or motives;
wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or
excuse; as, a malicious act.
Malicious abandonment, the desertion of a wife or husband
without just cause. --Burrill.
Malicious mischief (Law), malicious injury to the property
of another; -- an offense at common law. --Wharton.
Malicious prosecution or arrest (Law), a wanton
prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or
criminal proceeding, without probable cause. --Bouvier.
Syn: Ill-disposed; evil-minded; mischievous; envious;
malevolent; invidious; spiteful; bitter; malignant;
rancorous; malign. -- Ma*li"cious*ly, adv. --
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