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15th century, in the meaning defined above
Latin delictum fault, from neuter of delictus, past participle of delinquere
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3 Sep 2020
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“Delict.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delict. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.
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Delict is the civil law equivalent of the common-law tort.
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Latin delictum misdeed, offense, from neuter past participle of delinquere to commit (an offense), err
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