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malediction

noun abusive speech, anathema, curse, damnation, defamation, denunciation, dirae, execration, foul language, fulmination, ill wishes, imprecation, invective, malison, obloquy, revilement, tongue-lashing, verbal abuse, verbal assault, verbal attack, vilification, vituperation
See also: aspersion, blasphemy, contempt, denunciation, disdain, expletive, imprecation, phillipic, profanity, revilement, vilification

MALEDICTION, Eccl. law. A curse which was anciently annexed to donations of lands made to churches and religious houses, against those who should violate their rights.

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When from dark error's subjugation My words of passionate exhortation Had wrenched thy fainting spirit free; And writhing prone in thine affliction Thou didst recall with malediction The vice that had encompassed thee: And when thy slumbering conscience, fretting By recollection's torturing flame, Thou didst reveal the hideous setting Of thy life's current ere I came: When suddenly I saw thee sicken, And weeping, hide thine anguished face, Revolted, maddened, horror-stricken, At memories of foul disgrace.
And, whatever people may say," continued Caderousse, in his native language, which was not altogether devoid of rude poetry, "I cannot help being more frightened at the idea of the malediction of the dead than the hatred of the living.
He searched about in his mind for an ade- quate malediction for the indefinite cause, the thing upon which men turn the words of final blame.
More than eight hundred miles of hard travelling, and many weary days, had it cost them; and the sufferings connected with it rendered it hateful in their remembrance, so that the Canadian voyageurs always spoke of it as "La maudite riviere enragee" - the accursed mad river - thus coupling a malediction with its name.
If only my malediction is needed for that, I bestow it upon him
But still the disappointed father held a strong lever; and Fred felt as if he were being banished with a malediction.
I have not enumerated half the vexatious propensities of my pupils, or half the troubles resulting from my heavy responsibilities, for fear of trespassing too much upon the reader's patience; as, perhaps, I have already done; but my design in writing the few last pages was not to amuse, but to benefit those whom it might concern; he that has no interest in such matters will doubtless have skipped them over with a cursory glance, and, perhaps, a malediction against the prolixity of the writer; but if a parent has, therefrom, gathered any useful hint, or an unfortunate governess received thereby the slightest benefit, I am well rewarded for my pains.
I have reason to know that a local friend of ours (on whom I beg to bestow a passing but a hearty malediction, with the kind permission of my reverend friend) sneaks to and fro, and dodges up and down.
She was outraged when an enlargement of one of these unauthorised images was placed in the window of Harrods to promote his autobiography, and launched occult maledictions against the photographer.
En revanche, le rite sacrificiel zurki intervient clairement en contexte de purification: le rituel de gamuha fait allusion a des maledictions et autres omauvaises paroleso et pane de orite sacrificiel zurki du dupfahi" de la malediction[much greater than].
Certes, vous pouvez vous defendre par l'evidence meme, en trouvant, avec d'autres, que je vous fais un mauvais proces en vous rendant responsable de l'oisivete, du chomage et de la decheance si propice a la delinquance, maledictions qui, reunies - tragique deveine
With the consent of the heavenly and earthly courts, of our sacred Torah, of the great and small Sanhedrins, and of this holy congregation, we release N son of N from all the curses, maledictions, oaths, vows .