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