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malice,

in law, an intentional violation of the law of crimes or tortstort,
in law, the violation of some duty clearly set by law, not by a specific agreement between two parties, as in breach of contract. When such a duty is breached, the injured party has the right to institute suit for compensatory damages.
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 that injures another person. Malice need not involve a malignant spirit or the definite intent to do harm. To prove malice, it is sufficient to show the willful doing of an injurious act without what is considered a lawful excuse. A malicious state of mind may be inferred from reckless and wanton acts that a normal person should know might produce or threaten injury to others. Malice aforethought is a technical element of murdermurder,
criminal homicide, usually distinguished from manslaughter by the element of malice aforethought. The most direct case of malicious intent occurs when the killer is known to have adopted the deliberate intent to commit the homicidal act at some time before it is actually
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. In libel and slander cases, malice consists of publishing material out of spite or with evil intent, with a reckless disregard for its truth or falsity (see New York Times Company v. SullivanNew York Times Company v. Sullivan,
case decided in 1964 by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1960, the Times ran a fundraising advertisement signed by civil-rights leaders that criticized, among other things, certain actions of the Montgomery, Ala., police department.
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malice

Law the state of mind with which an act is committed and from which the intent to do wrong may be inferred
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And while it cannot be proved he personally left it, the judge said "he facilitated the making of the bomb in his own premises with the full knowledge of the evil purposes of the bombers".
We should cut Pakistan off of every cent because it has been used for evil purposes, including killing American troops," he said.
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Mohammad pointed out the call of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from the beginning to adopt moderation and fight those who use Islam as a cover to carry out their evil purposes.
Finally, William Longgar describes indigenous categories and distinguishes between good and evil purposes for traditional practices.
This concern over textual authority reflected, Hobbins argues, a growing consciousness of individual authorship as well as the awareness that written words could serve both good and evil purposes.
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The potent ritual knowledge and supernatural powers associated with sorcery are usually passed through familial ties, and there is a deep-seated belief that while sorcery can sometimes be used for good, it is more commonly used for evil purposes.
We have to make use of them more effectively in a positive manner," he said while cautioning against the misuse of media tools by the younger generation for evil purposes.
Sadly, we have seen terrible stories in recent years about rogue taxi drivers using a position of responsibility for evil purposes, and in the process blackening the name of those who abide by the law.