Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Evil intent, bad intention; fraud, deceit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Evil machination; guile; deceit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Guile; deceit; fraud.

Etymologies

From Anglo-Norman mal engin, Middle French mal engin, from mal ("bad, evil") + engin ("engine"). (Wiktionary)

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