Definition of malefaction in English:

malefaction

noun

formal
  • See malefactor

    • ‘Why should a divine being, with creation and eternity on his mind, care a fig for petty human malefactions?’
    • ‘All quotes, except those cited by link, consist entirely of hearsay, malefactions, and poorly-conjured misrepresentations.’
    • ‘This led to the revelation of all George's malefactions.’
    • ‘Conversely, the apparatus of state censorship demands the literary malefactions it polices.’
    • ‘For some of the publishing malefactions over the last three or four decades, the New Journalism surely can be held accountable.’
    • ‘I mean, this is malefaction, unimaginable violence against young women.’

Pronunciation

malefaction

/ˌmalɪˈfakʃ(ə)n/