dolus malus

dolus ma·​lus | \ -ˈmäləs, -ˈmāl- \

Definition of dolus malus

Roman, civil, & Scots law
: fraud and misrepresentation that is actionable and punishable or is ground for rescinding the transaction resulting from it

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History and Etymology for dolus malus

Latin, bad deceit

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