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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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We feel we can no longer depend on the law's officers to dole out justice to malefactors.
For the moment, many verbal malefactors are still being let off with warnings.
'And for the devils, the BOC is heaven-a heaven that is a haven for crooks, criminals, malefactors and Faeldons ...
In modern times we call upon the law to keep such malefactors under control: to define and defend property rights and to enforce reciprocal agreements.
With no histrionics, no overacting, and without evolving into 'characters' in their own right, these malefactors of black magic basically stole the show, transforming with every scene into a powerful undercurrent of evil that seethed, hummed, needled and sometimes exploded into mayhem as the main characters hurtled into their narrative of tragedy.
This would focus attention where it is due: on the malefactors who buy fertilizer with only evil in mind.
But Morales nixed the idea because the prosecution believed Napoles was 'one of the alleged principal malefactors' in the pork barrel scam.
The use of HMDA data to find discrimination malefactors is likely to ensnare lenders analogous to the Equal Opportunity Bank precisely because of their reputations for fairness.
'It saddens us to say that once Congress reinstates death sentences here, and once President Rodrigo Duterte makes good his threat to execute five to six malefactors every day, there's a high likelihood we would have more Jakatia Pawas,' Buhay Rep.
The bureau argues that it needs the ability, once it had obtained a warrant, to listen in on the conversations of terrorists, organized crime figures, spies, and other malefactors. "We would not be able to succeed without the ability to lawfully intercept," says a bureau spokesman in Washington.
Dissers gripe that she has made herself too famous and thus 'attractive' to criminals, and her constant tweets, Instagram feeds and social media bulletins have handily informed malefactors about her whereabouts.
'There is no denying the scourge illicit drugs have foisted upon our society, and neither is there denying the audacity with which malefactors, whether under the influence or otherwise, have perpetuated the most perverse and atrocious crimes in the most repugnant of manners,' the authors said.