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malefactor

noun bandit, brigand, convict, criminal, culprit, delinquent, desperado, evildoer, felon, gangster, hardened criminal, homo maleficus, homo sceleratus, hoodlum, hooligan, lawbreaker, lawless individual, miscreant, misdemeanant, offender, offender against the law, outlaw, racketeer, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, ruffian, scamp, scoundrel, trespasser, villain, violator of laws, wrongdoer
See also: convict, criminal, delinquent, embezzler, felon, hoodlum, lawbreaker, offender, outlaw, racketeer, recidivist, wrongdoer

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

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Throughout the novel, how did your opinion of the Malefactor change?
As for the crime itself, it was stated that: "The unfortunate Mrs Newman, who was aunt to the wife of Gardner, was decoyed from her house by the unhappy malefactor, and a woman, his accomplice, when at a convenient distance from her dwelling, he struck her such a violent blow on the temple that felled her to the ground.
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Most of the candidates in the June presidential elections laid into Ahmadi-nejad as the principle malefactor hobbling the Iranian economy and the new governor of the Central Bank has said publicly that the total lifting of sanctions would not be sufficient to put the economy back on the rails given all its defects.
Causing a malefactor to suffer had little to do with retribution.
Jesus showed this rule in various stories and parables: feeding the 5,000, the woman brought before him accused of adultery, the rich man and Lazarus, the parable of the lost son, the servant's wages, his grief over his friend Lazarus, his praise for the widow's mite, washing his disciples feet, his healing of the soldier's ear in Gethsemane, his kindness to the malefactor executed by his side, and so on.
In this final instalment in The Boy Sherlock Holmes series, Sherlock's brother Mycroft helps Sherlock discover what terrible plot his rival Malefactor is about to unleash.
Sherlock discovers that one of the henchmen of his old rival, Malefactor, has been installed in a key government position.
I think it is a poor commentary on this country that it takes the European Union to get us to adopt enlightened practices, based on the idea that every effort should be made to change the malefactor into a good citizen GEOFFREY BULMER, Billingham