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malice

The intentional doing of a wrongful act without just cause or excuse, with an intent to inflict an injury, or under circumstances that the law will imply as an evil intent.

malice

(măl′ĭs) [L. malus, bad]
Desire or intent to harm someone or to see others suffer.

malice

(mal´is),
n a state of mind that disregards the law and legal rights of others but that does not necessarily involve personal hate or ill will.
malice, in the law of libel and slander,
n an evil intent arising from spite or ill will; willful and wanton disregard of the rights of the person defamed.
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The successful doctor will not have an action for defamation unless he or she can prove that the patient acted out of malice.
Palace Malice, also well beaten in Kentucky when he was lit up by blinkers, has been transformed since, beating Orb in the Belmont and then producing another solid effort to win the designated trial, the Jim Dandy.
Hotze were false, it should have granted his motions because there was no evidence of malice.
But despite his injuries, he said in a statement yesterday: "I bear no malice towards the man who shot me but now wish to move on with my life.
The Malice Standard is not Theoretically Incoherent
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For one thing, I was worried that book shops wouldn't be able to stack copies of Malice.
Our job is not to determine if Shaikh Jassim is innocent or guilty, our role is to recommend whether the case involves malice or not and if not, then the committee will recommend the immunity be lifted," said Mr Al Marzooq.
I have seen it a few times now and it was a clumsy challenge but there was no malice in it," said Jones.
This is the case where I have drawn the wrath of the local Maggots of Malice and the press is more than willing to release illegally obtained personnel documents supposedly sealed in fairness to the employee.
A person who kills in the heat of passion lacks malice, an essential element of second-degree murder, the ruling said.
We need to teach our children the great God above all has no malice against them, and the great baggage of racism we now bear was not placed upon us by that God but by the avarice and greed of our brothers.