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 (măl′ĭ-sən, -zən)
A curse.

[Middle English malisoun, from Old French maleiçon, from Latin maledictiō, maledictiōn-, from maledictus, past participle of maledīcere, to speak ill, curse; see maledict.]
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(ˈmælɪzən; -sən)
an archaic or poetic word for curse
[C13: via Old French from Latin maledictiō malediction]
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(ˈmæl ə zən, -sən)

Archaic. a curse.
[1200–50; < Old French maleison < Latin maledictiōnem, acc. of maledictiō malediction]
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Archaic. A denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury:
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A hide of land I give to thee in my steads of Walbrugham, from me and mine to thee and thine aye and for ever; and God's malison on his head who this gainsays!''
1) On the Labdacidae I see descending Woe upon woe; from days of old some god Laid on the race a malison, and his rod Scourges each age with sorrows never ending.
Byline: Mirror Editor and columnist MALISON PHILLIPS
Researchs supporting these findings indicate that orally administered E2 has significant growth-promoting effects in fish (Malison et al., 1988; Satoh & Nimura, 1991; Hiroaki et al., 1993; Blazquez et al., 1998) perhaps because E2 can enhance growth through increased appetite, improved digestion, or increased absorption (Woo et al., 1993).
Wildfire is essential for the emergence of many species of insects (Wikars, 2001; Malison and Baxter, 2010) and the emergence of seeds in coniferous trees (Zwolak et al., 2010).
85-90) My malison light ilka day On them that drink, and dinna pay, But tak a snack and rin away; May't be their hap Never to want a gonnorrhea, Or rotten clap.
Malison et al., "SPECT imaging of dopamine and serotonin transporters with [123I] beta-CIT: pharmacological characterization of brain uptake in nonhuman primates," Synapse, vol.
I have no sorcerer's malison in me, No ghostly hauntings like his Highness.
(10.) Sucaldito NL, Tayag EA, Roces MC, Malison MD, Robie BD, Howze EH.
[17.] Malison JA, Kayes TB, Held JA, Barry TB, Amundson CH (1993) Manipulation of ploidy in yellow perch (Perca flavescens) by heat shock, hydrostatic pressure shock, and spermatozoa inactivation, Aquaculture 110:229-242.
Malison, "Sleep, sleep-dependent procedural learning and vigilance in chronic cocaine users: evidence for occult insomnia," Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol.