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Sep
28
2015

malefactor

mae lih faek t@r

noun
definition:  one who commits a crime or does evil; criminal or wrongdoer.
example:  The police were eager to bring the malefactor to justice.
example:  Society does not easily forgive violent malefactors.
example:  Some of the malefactors were imprisoned for little more than stealing bread.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun malefactor

VERB + malefactor:    hunt down ~ , apprehend ~ , arrest ~ , convict ~ , condemn ~ , punish ~ ,  imprison ~ , execute ~ , pardon ~ , forgive ~

ADJECTIVE  + malefactor:    suspected ~ , notorious ~ , infamous ~ , violent ~ , dangerous ~ , vile ~ , monstrous ~ , innocent ~ , unfortunate ~ , hapless ~ , poor ~ , wretched ~ , miserable ~ , penitent ~ , deceased ~