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mălĕdictĭo , ōnis, f. maledico, evil-speaking, reviling, abuse (very rare): “maledictio nihil habet propositi praeter contumeliam,Cic. Cael. 3, 6; Arn. 4, 147. —
II. Esp., the act of cursing, a curse, malediction (freq. in eccl. Lat.): “alicui benedictionem et maledictionem proponere,Vulg. Deut. 30, 19: “bonum pro maledictione,id. 2 Reg. 16, 12; id. Jer. 24, 9.
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