malefactors

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Malefactor \Mal'e*fac"tor\, noun [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. Opposite of {benefactor}. --H. Brooke. --Fuller. "Malefactors of great wealth." [1913 Webster +PJC]

Syn: Evil doer; criminal; culprit; felon; convict.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

malefactor

noun

1: someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime [syn: {criminal}, {felon}, {crook}, {outlaw}, {malefactor}]


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