delict

noun de·lict \ di-ˈlikt , dē- \

Definition of delict

:an offense against the law

Origin and Etymology of delict

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


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delict

noun de·lict \ di-ˈlikt \

legal Definition of delict

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

delictual

\di-ˈlik-chə-wəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of delict

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


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