Maledicency

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Maledicency Evil speaking.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maledicency The practice of evil speaking; reproachful language; also, proneness to reproach.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. maledicentia,. See Maledicent

Usage

In literature:

Maledicant illum omnes angeli et archangeli, principatus et potestates, omnisque militia coelestis.
"The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by Laurence Sterne
The maledicent Bodyguard, more Bodyguards than he do now give fire; a man's arm is shattered.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
Literas habent queis sibi et fortunae suae maledicant.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
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