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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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I offer you, now, no distinction among a bustling crowd; no mingling with a world of malice and detraction, where the blood is called into honest cheeks by aught but real disgrace and shame; but a home--a heart and home--yes, dearest Rose, and those, and those alone, are all I have to offer.
If you can wade through a few sentences of malice, meanness, falsehood, perjury, treachery, and cant,' said Slurk, handing the paper to Bob, 'you will, perhaps, be somewhat repaid by a laugh at the style of this ungrammatical twaddler.
Then I may call and tell Bessy you'll bear no malice, and everything be as it was before?
4] A doctor whose criminal case has been dismissed by the court, or if the prosecutors have withdrawn the charge or refused to prosecute, may therefore not sue a patient for defamation unless the doctor can prove that the patient's report to the police was based on malice.
Malice at the Palace provides a fine new Royal Spyness mystery featuring amateur sleuth Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line to the English throne and ready to solve a royal dilemma.
Drop malice and don't enjoy others ill fortune too much, there is always a warning corner around which you cannot see.
But Neilson felt there wasno malice in the challenge from Sow.
Lord Ashdown said: "We now know there has been a plot of deep malice to try and remove the leader.
46pm (live on ATR) Travers Stakes G1 Saratoga, 1m2f dirt, 3yo SARATOGA hosts what could be one of the races of the season tonight when a pair of Classic winners in Kentucky Derby hero Orb and Belmont victor Palace Malice take on potential superstar Verrazano in the historic Travers Stakes, the $1 million highlight of a card featuring three Grade 1s at America's most beloved venue, writes Nicholas Godfrey.
Never in all my time in the police have I seen such brazen acts of malice on innocent members of the public, for seemingly no other reason than getting a sickening personal kick.
A district court granted summary judgment in favor of the filmmakers, saying the Vicinis were public figures who failed to prove actual malice.
Hotze tiled a no evidence motion for summary judgment, asserting that there was no evidence that he published any statements that were legally defamatory or false, or that he acted with actual malice.