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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maleficencenoun

    doing or causing evil

  2. maleficence, mischief, balefulnessnoun

    the quality or nature of being harmful or evil


  1. maleficencenoun

    harmfulness or mischief


  1. maleficence

    Maleficence is the act of causing harm or evil by engaging in wrongful or harmful activities, often intentionally. It's often used in the context of ethics, legal and medical professions to describe actions that are harmful or detrimental to individuals or society.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maleficencenoun

    evil doing, esp. to others

  2. Etymology: [L. maleficentia. Cf. Malfeasance.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maleficence in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maleficence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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