VIL'LAINOUS, a. [from villain.]

1. Base; very vile.

2. Wicked; extremely depraved; as a villanous person or wretch.

3. Proceeding from extreme depravity; as a villanous action.

4. Sorry; vile; mischievous; in a familiar sense; as a villanous trick of the eye.

Villanous judgment, in old law, a judgment that casts reproach on the guilty person.