malice


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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.
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Malice began her quest to reduce re-offending and contribute to the public safety of the Cayman Islands almost 15 years ago.
For their defense, Ubial and the other respondents claimed that their statements were meant to educate the public as the issues are clearly imbued with the highest public interest because the said drug administered to the children affected their health, thus, no malice was intended.
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Duterte's kiss was heavily criticized by the public, saying that it was unpresidential for him to kiss a married woman even if she gave consent and found no malice.
Malicious prosecution occurs where people intentionally abuse the criminal justice system by reporting a crime to the police because of 'malice' and do not have 'reasonable and probable cause' for their allegations.
felt there was no malice in the challenge from Sow.
Lord Ashdown said: "We now know there has been a plot of deep malice to try and remove the leader."
Mr Williams' comments came on the same day that former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown said it was clear there had been a "plot of deep malice" to oust Mr Clegg.
Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.
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