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MALEFACTOR. He who bas been guilty of some crime; in another sense, one who has been convicted of having committed a crime.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Recalling Elbow's misplacement of his "two notorious benefactors" for malefactors" (2.1.50-52), the equivocal language of this passage blurs the distinction between the legal malefaction of Claudio and Juliet and the moral benefaction of the Duke, given his intentions to fit Isabella to his own attempt.
Thompson's version focuses too greatly on the financial fun and games, making Wedtech seem as if it existed solely as a shell, a boiler room invention through which one money malefaction after another could be concocted and implemented.
This malefaction will excite a black demagogue, the Rev.
Belien has produced A Throne in Brussels, a murderously detailed secret history of Belgian malefaction from the country's founding in 1830 until almost last week.
If the price of shares in a young company falls, shareholders will sue, alleging that the drop is a result not of economic forces but of malefaction by company officials.
With its obsessive reiteration on "fashion," Borachio's account brings a narrative "fashion" of the play's antecedents into comic alignment and parodic nexus with the tendency in Much Ado to turn human behavior, like wedding gowns, into "fashions," a "fashion" epitomized here when Borachio, trying his auditor Conrade's patience (140-43), turns Don John's malefaction into an exemplum, evil a la mode, digressively subordinating the "tale" he had promised to tell, the "what" that happened, to the "what" it represents.
Boyden's "The Worst Death Becomes a Good Death: The Passion of Don Rodrigo Calderon," which interprets the extraordinary manipulation of the codes of good dying by a man whose execution was intended to assert the authority of the Spanish crown over corruption and malefaction; and Philip M.
Hamlet does entertain this notion--he has heard that "guilty creatures sitting at a play / Have by the very cunning of the scene / Been strook so to the soul, that presently / They have proclaim'd their malefactions" (2.2.589-92).
But these humiliations are also being unjustly heaped upon younger men who are now suffering from the malefactions of the few.
(8) The fact is that most mass atrocities are engendered by or constitutive of one of the foregoing malefactions, and that the limitation has become a received norm.
On February 21, 1580, a Middlesex jury indicted James Burbage and John Brayne for "great affrays, reviling, tumult and near insurrections, and divers other malefactions and enormities" at the Theatre.
There will be a mighty chorus of partisans that will denounce any investigation and prosecution of these malefactions as purely political vengeance.