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Definition of the noun malice

What does malice mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: malices

  1. feeling a need to see others suffer
  2. the quality of threatening evil

Alternative definition of the noun malice


  1. Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way. Desire to take pleasure in another's misfortune.


  1. "Malice" is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Scott Frank is based on a story by Jonas McCord. It stars Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and Bill Pullman.
  2. "Malice" a.k.a. "Malicious" is an Italian comedy. The original title Malizia is Italian for "malice". It was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival.


  1. Malice is a fictional character from the 2011 film Smugglers' Songs.
  2. Malice is a fictional character from the 2010 film Malice in Lalaland.
  3. Malice is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like [email protected] and Malice Vundabar.


  1. Malice a.k.a. Malice 666 is an actress and stripper.
  2. Malice a.k.a. Mary Alice Corton is a film score composer.

There are other people with in their name, like Malice Rime, Lacey Malice, Malice Green, General Malice.

Phrases with Malice

  1. Malice Prepense
  2. malice aforethought
  3. Actual malice

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Malice

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Google previewLey Y Sus Derechos Legales (1998)

by Jess J. Araujo

Malice is the hostile way a person feels toward another...

Google previewReports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Ohio Circuit Courts... (1898)

Ohio Circuit Decisions by William John Tossell

Implied malice means malice in a legal sense, and is a wrongful act, intentionally done, without just cause or excuse.

Google previewA Theological Study of The Book of Romans

by Arch Bishop D.A. Miller, D.D. Ph.D.

Malice is the Greek word ...

Google previewProverbs–Isaiah (2009)

Malice is a crime; it ruins community. Neither should anyone bring groundless litigation against an innocent neighbor (v.30).The reference may have in mind people who take others to court on the flimsiest accusations (see McKane, 300).

Google previewGodless (2009)

How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists by Dan Barker

Malice is a desire to cause harm, so if murder means anything it ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of American Law (2009)

by David Andrew Schultz

malice is simply a state of mind. The term is thought to connote hatred, hostility, or ill will by one person toward another. More specifically, the legal term malice, or malicious, is defined as an intentional commission of a wrongful act by one ...

Google previewThe Virginia and West Virginia Judicial Dictionary-digest (1922)

Words and Phrases. Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Virginia and West Virginia Cases and in the Codes of Those States, Combined with a Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Cases and Principles of Law as Therein Applied by Fred P. Caldwell

By "legal malice", as applied in actions for malicious prosecution, is meant any sinister or improper motive other than a desire to punish the party alleged to have committed the offense. McNair v. Er- win, 84 W. Va. 250, 99 S. E. 454. Want of ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1905)

by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

Malice, see infra, Malice. Mitigation of punishment, 18–1122 Objects of criminal libel or slander, see infra, Criminal libel. Privileged communications, Privileged communications. Province of court and jury, see infra, Questions of law and fact.

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

MALICE 571 MALICIOUS INTENT The intentional doing of a wrongful act without just cause or excuse, with intent to inflict an injury or under circumstances that the law will imply an evil intent. — Sales & Securities Ltd. v. Tropictrade ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

MAKE MALICE Make over. To transfer. Make services. To perform them. Maker. One who creates anything. One who makes (signs) a promissory note. See DRAWER. Mal. A prefix meaning bad; wrong; fraudulent. Mal gree. Against the will.

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Quotes about Malice

At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas. (Aldous Huxley)
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Scrabble value of M3A1L1I1C3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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