• IPA: /ˈmeɪ.ləs/, /ˈmɑː.ləs/, /ˈmæ.ləs/

malus (plural maluses)

  1. (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.
  2. (rare) A penalty or negative thing.
Synonyms Noun
  1. plural form of malu

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