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delict

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noun de·lict \di-ˈlikt, dē-\

Definition of delict

  1. :  an offense against the law



Origin of delict

Latin delictum fault, from neuter of delictus, past participle of delinquere


First Known Use: 1523


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noun de·lict \di-ˈlikt\

Legal Definition of delict

  1. 1 in the civil law of Louisiana :  offense 2; especially :  an offense other than breach of contract that creates an obligation for damages Editor's note: Delict is the civil law equivalent of the common-law tort.

  2. 2 :  a criminal offense

delictual \di-ˈlik-chə-wəl\ adjective


Origin of delict

Latin delictum misdeed, offense, from neuter past participle of delinquere to commit (an offense), err


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