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MALEFACTOR Definition & Legal Meaning

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He who is guilty, or has been convicted, of some crime or offense. Maleficia non debent remanere irn- pnnita; et impnnitas continuum affectum tribuit delinquenti. 4 Coke, 45. Evil deeds ought not to remain unpunished; and impunity affords continual incitement to the delinquent


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