Mala in se[L.] (Law), offenses which are such from their own nature, at common law, irrespective of statute.Mala prohibita[L.] (Law), offenses prohibited by statute, as distinguished from mala in se, which are offenses at common law.

(Mal"a*bar`) n. A region in the western part of the Peninsula of India, between the mountains and the sea.

Malabar nut(Bot.), the seed of an East Indian acanthaceous shrub, the Adhatoda Vasica, sometimes used medicinally.

(Mal`a*ca*tune") n. See Melocoton.

(Ma*lac"ca) n. A town and district upon the seacoast of the Malay Peninsula.

Malacca cane(Bot.), a cane obtained from a species of palm of the genus Calamus (C. Scipionum), and of a brown color, often mottled. The plant is a native of Cochin China, Sumatra, and Malays.

(Mal"a*chite) n. [Fr. Gr. a mallow, from its resembling the green color of the leaf of mallows: cf. F. malachite. Cf. Mallow.] (Min.) Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in green mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure.

Green malachite, or malachite proper, admits of a high polish, and is sometimes used for ornamental work. Blue malachite, or azurite, is a related species of a deep blue color.

Malachite green. See Emerald green, under Green, n.

(Mal`a*cis"sant) a. [See Malacissation.] Softening; relaxing. [Obs.]

2. Composition, or structure.

3. a poem. [Obs.] Sir J. Davies.

4. That which establishes or places in a desirable state or condition; the material of which something may be made; as, early misfortune was the making of him.

5. External appearance; from. [Obs.] Shak.

(Mak"ing-i`ron) n. A tool somewhat like a chisel with a groove in it, used by calkers of ships to finish the seams after the oakum has been driven in.

(Mak"ing-up`) n.

1. The act of bringing spirits to a certain degree of strength, called proof.

2. The act of becoming reconciled or friendly.

(Mal-) A prefix in composition denoting ill, or evil, F. male, adv., fr. malus, bad, ill. In some words it has the form male-, as in malediction, malevolent. See Malice.

The form male- is chiefly used in cases where the e, either alone or with other letters, is pronounced as a separate syllable, as in malediction, malefactor, maleficent, etc. Where this is not the case, as in malfeasance or male-feasance, malformation or male-formation, etc., as also where the word to which it is prefixed commences with a vowel, as in maladministration, etc., the form mal is to be preferred, and is the one commonly employed.

(||Ma"la) n.; pl. of Malum. [L.] Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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