Malum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Malum An evil. See Mala.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n malum In law, an evil.
    • n malum In pathology, a disease.
    • n malum Inflammation of the sclera in the aged.
    • n malum A chronic destructive disease of one of the larger joints, usually the hip, which occurs in advanced life.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Hinc denique parti Italiae invec tum tributorum ingens malum.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
The mere malum prohibitum would, as usual, have produced the mala in se.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Inter legendum, et scribendum inclinato corpore in pectus malum, ruebat.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
Again, a malum prohibitum is just as much a crime as a malum in se.
"The Common Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Aquibus malum, velut a primaria causa, nactum est.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Quam porro quis ignominiam, quam turpitudinem non pertulerit, ut effugiat dolorem, si id summum malum esse decrevit?
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
Quam porro quis ignominiam, quam turpitudinem non pertulerit, ut effugiat dolorem, si id summum malum esse decrevit?
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Then we have their threats, malum minatum, then we have evil following the threats, damnum secutum.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
Est nimis omnipotens malum!
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
Uxor in aliud ex alio malum regina omnium laudatissimia non multo post morbo periit.
"The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)" by James Anthony Froude
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