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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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If an unfounded complaint is laid with a quasi-judicial body, such as a professional disciplinary body, against a professional person registered with such a body, the communication will be 'privileged' unless such person can show that the complainant acted with an improper motive such as ill-will, spite or malice.
33) One crucial difference, however, is that the fair comment defence protects legitimate opinions based on facts, as long as the communication was not actuated by malice, and provided that a person could honestly hold the opinion expressed in the publication.
72) The court followed the Gertz ruling, which stated that unless the statement concerns a matter of public interest, defamation actions by private plaintiffs do not invoke the Sullivan actual malice test.
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