dolus malus

noun

dolus ma·​lus
-ˈmäləs,
-ˈmāl-
Roman, civil, & Scots law
: fraud and misrepresentation that is actionable and punishable or is ground for rescinding the transaction resulting from it

Word History

Etymology

Latin, bad deceit

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“Dolus malus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dolus%20malus. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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