Etymology
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maleficence (n.)

1590s, "act of doing or producing evil," from French maleficence or directly from Latin maleficentia "an evildoing, mischievousness, injury," from maleficus "wicked" (see malefic). Sense of "malefic character" is by 1796.

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Definitions of maleficence

maleficence (n.)
doing or causing evil;
maleficence (n.)
the quality or nature of being harmful or evil;
Synonyms: mischief / balefulness
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