malefactor
I noun bandit, brigand, convict, criminal, culprit, delinquent, desperado, evildoer, felon, gangster, hardened criminal, homo maleficus, homo sceleratus, hoodlum, hooligan, lawbreaker, lawless individual, mischief-maker, miscreant, misdemeanant, offender, offender against the law, outlaw, racketeer, rapscallion, rascal, recidivist, reprobate, rogue, ruffian, scamp, scoundrel, transgressor, trespasser, villain, violator of laws, wrongdoer II index convict, criminal, delinquent, embezzler, felon, hoodlum, lawbreaker, offender, outlaw, racketeer, recidivist III index wrongdoer

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  • malefactor — mid 15c., from L. malefactor, agent noun from pp. stem of malefacere to do evil, from male badly (see MAL (Cf. mal )) + facere to perform (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Malefactor — Mal e*fac tor, n. [L., fr. malefacere to do evil; male ill, evil + facere to do. See {Malice}, and {Fact}.] 1. An evil doer; one who commits a crime; one subject to public prosecution and punishment; a criminal. [1913 Webster] 2. One who does… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malefactor — *criminal, felon, convict, culprit, delinquent Analogous words: miscreant, scoundrel, *villain, blackguard Antonyms: benefactor: well doer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • malefactor — ► NOUN formal ▪ a person who commits a crime or some other wrong. ORIGIN from Latin malefacere do wrong …   English terms dictionary

  • malefactor — [mal′ə fak΄tər] n. [L < pp. of malefacere < male, evil (see MAL ) + facere, to DO1] an evildoer or criminal …   English World dictionary

  • malefactor — [[t]mæ̱lɪfæktə(r)[/t]] malefactors N COUNT A malefactor is someone who has done something bad or illegal. [FORMAL] ...a well known criminal lawyer who had saved many a malefactor from going to jail. Syn: wrongdoer …   English dictionary

  • malefactor — noun Etymology: Middle English malefactour, from Latin malefactor, from malefacere to do evil, from male + facere to do more at do Date: 15th century 1. one who commits an offense against the law; especially felon 2. one who does ill toward… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • malefactor — /mal euh fak teuhr/, n. 1. a person who violates the law; criminal. 2. a person who does harm or evil, esp. toward another. [1400 50; late ME malefactour < L malefactor, equiv. to malefac(ere) to act wickedly, do an evil deed (see MALE , FACT) +… …   Universalium

  • malefactor — mal•e•fac•tor [[t]ˈmæl əˌfæk tər[/t]] n. 1) a person who violates the law; criminal 2) a person who does evil • Etymology: 1400–50; < L malefactor=malefac(ere) to act wickedly (see male , fact) + tor tor …   From formal English to slang

  • malefactor — noun a) A criminal or felon. b) An evildoer …   Wiktionary

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