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VILLAIN., An epithet used to cast contempt and contumely on the person to whom it is applied.
     2. To call a man a villain in a letter written to a third person, will entitle him to an action without proof of special damages. 1 Bos. & Pull. 331.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Akshay will play the main villain in "Robot 2", the sequel of Rajinikanth's sci-fi film "Robot".
In the first two episodes, Beirut is seen as a breeding ground for terrorists where the series' main villain, a high-ranking Al Qaeda member, is holding court.
The main villain of the movie is Raoul Silva, played by Javier Bardem, and he and Bond get up close and personal in one of the scenes, although Daniel denies there is any 'bromance' between the pair.
McKenzie, Perth I'm enjoying Good Cop on BBC but was sad to see the main villain getting shot in the first episode.
Bizarrely, I actually shot the main villain early on in the game only to be told over the radio that I had not made contact.
The main villain is French star Mathieu Amalric as the deliberately plain Dominic Green, with Olga Kurylenko as feisty new Bond girl Camille.
In which book was Napoleon the pig the main villain? 7.
Malik emerged as the main villain during the probe by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) inquiry into the troubled Australian tour with former coach, Intikhab Alam, Afridi, Younus, Yousuf and others blaming him for spoiling the team atmosphere.
Judge Roger Scott said he accepted Priest's co-defendant was "the main villain of the piece", butsaid Priest would have been a "a scary figure" to a 13-year-old boy.
Robert Downey Jnr is the perfect Tony Stark/Iron Man and Jeff Bridges is superb as the main villain Obadiah Stane.
Defense spending has been on the increase, but it is not the main villain in this piece.