In a bad sense, bo as to wear an evil appearance. In maleficiis voluntas spectatur, non exit us. In evil deeds regard must be had to the intention, and not to the result. Dig. 48, 8, 14; Broom, Max. 324. In maleficio, ratihabitio mandato com paratur. In a case of malfeasance, ratification is equivalent to command. Dig. 50, 17, 152,2. In maxima potentia minima licentia. In the greatest power there is the least freedom. Hob. 159.