What does the word malediction mean?

Usage examples for malediction

  1. But such was his mood that it could find no better expression than a malediction upon himself and the world in general. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  2. Once or twice was he disturbed from his revery by the whispered voice of an old serving- man, asking for something with that submissive manner assumed by those who are continually exposed to the outbreaks of another's temper; and at last the boy, who had hitherto scarcely deigned to notice the appeals to him, flung a bunch of keys contemptuously on the ground, with a muttered malediction on his tormentor. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever