noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French maleiçun, from Late Latin malediction-, maledictio Date: 13th century curse, malediction

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  • Malison — Mal i*son, n. [OF. maleicon, L. maledictio. See {Malediction}, and cf. {Benison}.] Malediction; curse; execration. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] God s malison on his head who this gainsays. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malison — index imprecation, malediction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • malison — a curse, mid 13c., from O.Fr. maleiçon curse, from L. maledictionem (see MALEDICTION (Cf. malediction)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • malison — [mal′ə zən, mal′əsən] n. [ME < OFr maleison < L maledictio: see MALEDICTION] Archaic a curse …   English World dictionary

  • malison — noun /ˈmælɪzən,ˈmælɪsən/ A curse. , 1819: “A hide of land I give to thee in my steads of Walbrugham, from me and mine to thee and thine aye and for ever; and God’s malison on his head who this gainsays!” Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Ant: benison …   Wiktionary

  • malison — maleson, or malison /mslasan/°zan/ A curse …   Black's law dictionary

  • malison — maleson, or malison /mslasan/°zan/ A curse …   Black's law dictionary

  • malison — /mal euh zeuhn, seuhn/, n. Archaic. a curse. [1200 50; ME maliso(u)n < OF maleison < L malediction (s. of maledictio) MALEDICTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • Malison — Provenance. Prénom issu de Marie avec son , fille de Vient de l hébreu mar yäm Signifie : princesse de la mer Se fête le 15 août. Histoire. Nous connaissons tous Marie, fille de Joachim et de Anne, mère de Jésus, fils de Dieu. On l appelle aussi… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

  • malison — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Archaic. A denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury: anathema, curse, damnation, execration, imprecation, malediction. See WORDS …   English dictionary for students

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