Maleficial Mal`e*fi"cial, a. Injurious. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • maleficial — index lethal, malicious, peccant (culpable), pernicious, sinister Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • maleficial — malefˈicent or maleficial /mal i fishˈl/ adjective (obsolete) 1. Hurtful 2. Doing wrong • • • Main Entry: ↑malefactor …   Useful english dictionary

  • malicious — ma·li·cious /mə li shəs/ adj: given to, marked by, or arising from malice malicious destruction of property ma·li·cious·ly adv ma·li·cious·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • lethal — I adjective annihilative, baleful, baneful, dangerous, deadly, death bringing, death dealing, deathly, destructive, evil, exitialis, fatal, fell, feral, funestus, harmful, hurtful, injurious, internecine, internecive, killing, lethiferous,… …   Law dictionary

  • peccant — I (culpable) adjective aberrant, accursed, accusable, amoral, astray, bad, base, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, chargeable, criminal, criminous, debauched, dishonest, erroneous, evil, execrable, faultful, fiendish, foul, full of mischief,… …   Law dictionary

  • pernicious — I adjective adverse, affliciting, baleful, baneful, brutal, calamitous, catastrophic, corrosive, crippling, cruel, damaging, deadly, death bringing, death dealing, deathful, deathly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, devouring, diabolic,… …   Law dictionary

  • sinister — I adjective alarming, baleful, baneful, blameworthy, censurable, cold blooded, comminatory, conscienceless, contemptible, corrupt, creepy, cruel, culpable, dangerous, demoniac, demoniacal, deserving of condemnation, designing, despiteful,… …   Law dictionary

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