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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Malice


MAL'ICE, noun [Latin malitia, from malus, evil.] Extreme enmity of heart, or malevolence; a disposition to injure others without cause, from mere personal gratification or from a spirit of revenge; unprovoked malignity or spite.

--Nor set down aught in malice

MAL'ICE, verb transitive To regard with extreme ill will. [Not used.]