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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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Huntingdon's sake,' said I, observing the dawn of a malicious smile of triumph on her face - 'you are welcome to him, if you like him, as far as I am concerned - but because it is painful to be always disguising my true sentiments respecting you, and straining to keep up an appearance of civility and respect towards one for whom I have not the most distant shadow of esteem; and because, if you stay, your conduct cannot possibly remain concealed much longer from the only two persons in the house who do not know it already.
He held in his hand a huge stick, his eyes glistening with spiteful thoughts, a malignant smile played round his lips, and the whole of his carriage, and even all his movements, betokened bad and malicious intentions.
He wanted to thank her for having been to see his mother, but under the ancestress's malicious eye he felt himself tongue- tied and constrained.
Garin in her complaint said she 'felt so much maligned and dishonored by the malicious statements' of Ubial in media interviews on Garin's role in the Dengvaxia controversy.
Kaspersky Lab has patented a technology that allows for effective false-positive testing of heuristic signatures describing groups of similar malicious files.
Today's web threats are no longer limited to clicking malicious links on PCs.
However, a report compiled by Total Landlord Insurance which analyses claims made over the past two years has revealed those made for malicious damage amount to pounds 700,000, placing it in the top three most common insurance claims, yet many landlords are not protected.
Karnataka, May 1 -- Sophos, IT security and data protection company, announced a partnership with Facebook to help protect users from links that lead to malware or malicious sites.
Sophos, an IT security and data protection company, has announced that it has partnered with Facebook to help protect users of the social network against links leading to malware and malicious sites.
The nature of WSNs makes them very vulnerable to an adversary's malicious attacks.
According to AhnLab, 2011's major mobile security threats include: the explosive increase in the number of the malicious code that make direct billing; malware disguised as famous applications; increasing numbers of privacy-violation applications; malicious codes target personal commercial information.
A single initial virus incident can lead to the downloading of many malicious programs that are unknown to antivirus software.