Malefactor – A person who commits a crime
To remember the definition of the word malefactor, use the following mnemonic:
A malfunction was the factor (malefactor) for them being caught committing a crime.
Examples of malefactor in a sentence
The witness had to point out the malefactor from the police line-up.
I was wrongly accused as the malefactor of a bank robbery.
The malefactor was sentenced to three years in jail.