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noun legal
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    noun plural mala in se an offense that is evil or wrong from its own nature irrespective of statute; often used with a preceding noun such as crime or act

    The judge held that burglary was a crime malum in se.

    Submitted by Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 10/07/2016
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