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Malet \Mal"et\, n. [F. mallette, dim. of malle. See Mail a bag.] A little bag or budget. [Obs.]


Malet is a French surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Albert Malet (1864–1915), French historian and author of scholarly manuals
  • Albert Malet (1912–1986), French painter of the post-Impressionist Rouen school
  • Alexander Malet (1800-1886), English diplomat and writer
  • André Malet (abbot) (1862–1936), abbot of the Trappist abbey of Sainte-Marie-du-Désert at Bellegarde-Sainte-Marie
  • André Malet (philosopher) (?-1989), Catholic priest who became a Unitarian Protestant, translated Rudolf Bultmann into French
  • Arthur Malet (1927–2013), British actor
  • Claude François de Malet (1754–1812), general of the First French Empire, organiser of the coup d'état of 1812 against Napoleon during the retreat from Moscow
  • Charles Malet (1752-1815), British colonial official
  • Edward Malet (1837-1908), British diplomat
  • Frederick de Carteret Malet (1837–1912), New Zealand leader in business, church, and educational matters
  • Jean-Roland Malet (c. 1675-1736), French historian and economist
  • Laurent Malet (born 1955), French actor
  • Léo Malet (1909–1996), French writer
  • Pierre Malet (born 1955), French actor
  • Pierre Antoine Anselme Malet (1778–1815), soldier, maréchal de camp and général de brigade
  • William Malet (Norman conquest) (died 1071), Norman lord who fought in the Battle of Hastings
  • William Malet (land forfeiture) (died c. 1121), Norman lord who forfeited his English lands and was banished from England
  • William Malet (Magna Carta) ( fl. 1195–1215), a guarantor of the Magna Carta

Usage examples of "malet".

The tobacconist thought that he recognized him as the man who had that very morning passed a bad halffranc piece off on him, and the ironmonger declared that he was the murderer of Widow Malet, whom the police had been looking for for six months.

I know it was neither me nor Malet, for we were further along the ridge.

He was seasick on the way over the Narrow Seas, all over poor Malet, but soon recovered when he was on the shore again.

He and Malet arrived with a strong escort and three stout carts drawn by oxen, carrying the lead-lined oak coffins which, surprisingly, William had provided.

After a slight hesitation, the Normans came forward, led by Malet and Warenne, and each bent to take a few crumbs of earth and cast them into the black rectangles at their feet.

This circumstance had well-nigh proved fatal to him, on the occasion of the extraordinary conspiracy of Malet, with some points of which I alone, perhaps, am thoroughly acquainted.

Most he merely fined and settled with, but some, such as Robert Malet, Ivo of Grandmesnil, Robert of Pontfract, and Robert de Belleme, he intended to break.

He lived nearby, of course -- I should have been prepared for that -- in a flat off Malet Street.

The names of those conservators were, the earls of Clare, Albemarle, Glocesteer, Winchester, Hereford, Roger Bigod, earl of Norfolk, Robert de Vere, earl of Oxford, William Mareschal the younger, Robert Fitz-Walter, Gilbert de Clare, Eustace de Vescey, Gilbert Delaval, William de Moubray, Geoffrey de Say, Roger de Mombezon, William de Huntingfield, Robert de Ros, the constable of Chester, William de Aubenie, Richard de Perci, William Malet, John Fitz-Robert, William de Lanvalay, Hugh de Bigod, and Roger de Montfichet.

Gibson and Malet describe a presternal fissure uncovering the base of the heart.