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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 mal·a·dy n.; pl. Maladies
 1. Any disease of the human body; a distemper, disorder, or indisposition, proceeding from impaired, defective, or morbid organic functions; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder.
    The maladies of the body may prove medicines to the mind.   --Buckminster.
 2. A moral or mental defect or disorder.
    Love's a malady without a cure.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Disorder; distemper; sickness; ailment; disease; illness. See Disease.