dolus malus

noun
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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“Dolus malus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dolus%20malus. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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