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one who commits a crime

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The arrival of four malefactors in the custody of a dozen officers was an event, at that day, in Templeton; and, when the sheriff reached the jail, he found every indication that his subordinates in tended to make a night of it.
Your Honour," said the Malefactor, interrupting, "would you be kind enough to alter my punishment to ten years in the penitentiary and nothing else?
Yes, I know," assented the Malefactor - "three years' imprisonment and the preaching.
He looked at Poole, and then back at the paper, and last of all at the dead malefactor stretched upon the carpet.
The quick travellers came up with the slow, and courteous salutations were exchanged; and one of the new comers, who was, in fact, a canon of Toledo and master of the others who accompanied him, observing the regular order of the procession, the cart, the officers, Sancho, Rocinante, the curate and the barber, and above all Don Quixote caged and confined, could not help asking what was the meaning of carrying the man in that fashion; though, from the badges of the officers, he already concluded that he must be some desperate highwayman or other malefactor whose punishment fell within the jurisdiction of the Holy Brotherhood.
Then," said Treville, "it was also for your Majesty's service that one of my Musketeers, who was innocent, has been seized, that he has been placed between two guards like a malefactor, and that this gallant man, who has ten times shed his blood in your Majesty's service and is ready to shed it again, has been paraded through the midst of an insolent populace?
This gloomy fortress, which has for more than three hundred years furnished food for so many wild legends, seemed to Dantes like a scaffold to a malefactor.
It was put up in wuld times by the relations of a malefactor who was tortured there by nailing his hand to a post and afterwards hung.
It is here that Martian justice is meted to benefactor and malefactor.
As the man entered they looked furtively at the bull whip which trailed from his right hand, and then glanced fearfully at one another as though questioning which was the malefactor on this occasion.
prentice groped his way; and stopping at a house from whose defaced and rotten front the rude effigy of a bottle swung to and fro like some gibbeted malefactor, struck thrice upon an iron grating with his foot.
However, the fear from some common malefactors such as drugs, alcohol, or smoking came was reported by only 25 percent parents.
The IBP also stressed: "Only by bringing the malefactors to justice can the authorities claim that they are being true to their mandate, and that they have not allowed hired killings to flourish as a cottage industry under their watch.
But the rising number of malefactors exposed, shamed, sued and dismissed from their posts doesn't seem to have had an impact on some stubborn exemplars of bad behavior.
The Nebraska department put out a consumer alert in July, after it heard of malefactors making "numerous attempts" to get into annuity contracts owned by Nebraska residents.