(), n.[L., fr. malefacere to do evil; male ill, evil + facere to do. See Malice, and Fact.]
1. An evil doer; one who commits a crime; one subject to public prosecution and punishment; a criminal.
2. One who does wrong by injuring another, although not a criminal. [Obs.] H. Brooke. Fuller.
Syn. -- Evil doer; criminal; culprit; felon; convict.