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malus

noun

the return of performance-related compensation upon the discovery of deficient performance

Examples

There is a malus clause in his contract.

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Contemporary Examples
  • It was Christians who introduced the apple, perhaps because the wordplay in Latin between apple ( malus) and evil ( malum).

Historical Examples
  • Well-meaning horticulturists have tried what they could do toward domesticating this malus coronaria.

    Prairie Gold Various
  • On the parchment cover the two words "malus vicinus" met my eye.

    The Surprises of Life Georges Clemenceau
  • “Fatus suus” on a monument might seem a blunder, but malus fatus occurs in Petronius Arbiter (p. 270).

  • The polarization of light by reflection was discovered by malus, in 1809.

  • And now let us try to make substantially the experiment of malus.

    Six Lectures on Light John Tyndall
  • malus saw that in some positions the light reflected from the windows of the Louvre became dim.

    A Logic Of Facts George Jacob Holyoake
  • It would be strange indeed if such closely related species as these malus and many Cratgus would not cross.

    Trees of Indiana Charles Clemon Deam
  • Show me an honest man, Nemo malus qui non stultus, 'tis Fabius' aphorism to the same end.

    The Anatomy of Melancholy Democritus Junior
  • The wild sweet crab, malus coronaria Mill., differs from the above in having more nearly smooth leaves and calyx.

    Forest Trees of Illinois Fuller George D.

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