malediction

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mal·e·dic·tion

 (măl′ĭ-dĭk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The calling down of a curse.
b. A curse.
2. Slander.

mal′e·dic′to·ry (-dĭk′tə-rē) adj.

malediction

(ˌmælɪˈdɪkʃən)
n
1. the utterance of a curse against someone or something
2. slanderous accusation or comment
[C15: from Latin maledictiō a reviling, from male ill + dīcere to speak]
ˌmaleˈdictive, ˌmaleˈdictory adj

mal•e•dic•tion

(ˌmæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən)

n.
a curse; imprecation.
[1400–50]
mal`e•dic′tive, mal`e•dic′to•ry (-tə ri) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malediction - the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)malediction - the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult); "he suffered the imprecations of the mob"
curse, execration, condemnation - an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

malediction

noun
A denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury:
Archaic: malison.
Translations

malediction

[ˌmælɪˈdɪkʃən] Nmaldición f

malediction

nFluch m, → Verwünschung f
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In this article, I provide a framework with which to better understand the ways that hate violence, including maledictive hate, creates terror in particular targeted communities, and how some government policies can be altered to be more pro-active in the regulation of malediction that vilifies these groups.
In the construction of maledictive hate as 'hate speech', most theoretical analyses gloss over the fact that these practices include spoken and written forms of hatred.
As such, maledictive hate involves more than using a reviled name for a person or group of people (though this practice represents a large number of the complaints used in this research).
The primary objective of this article is to analyse the text and context of malediction, and investigate whether the regulation of maledictive hate is an appropriate strategy in the elimination and prevention of hate violence.