Magus vs Malus - What's the difference?

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As a noun magus

is magician.

As a proper noun malus is

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magus

English

Noun

(magi)
  • (common usage) magician, and derogatorily sorcerer, trickster, conjurer, charlatan
  • (special usage) a Zoroastrian priest
  • : Note : the two meanings overlap in classical usage— both derive from the Greco-Roman identification of "Zoroaster" as the "inventor" of astrology and magic. The first meaning ('magician') derives from the sense of "practitioner of the Zoroaster's craft", and the second meaning ('priest') from the sense of "practitioner of Zoroaster's religion".

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    malus

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • (business) The return of performance-related compensation originally paid by an employer to an employee as a result of the discovery of a defect in the performance.
  • When bank fired the loan originator, they recovered the last two years of her bonuses under the malus clause in her contract.

    Usage notes

    * Might occur in financial services in connection with defaulted loans.

    Synonyms

    * clawback

    Coordinate terms

    * (l)

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