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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mal·e·fac·tor /ˈmæləˌfæktɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mal·e·fac·tor n.
 1. An evil doer; one who commits a crime; one subject to public prosecution and punishment; a criminal.
 2. One who does wrong by injuring another, although not a criminal.  Opposite of benefactor.
  “Malefactors of great wealth.”
 Syn: -- Evil doer; criminal; culprit; felon; convict.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a
          crime [syn: criminal, felon, crook, outlaw]