quasi delict


Definition of quasi delict

  1. 1 Roman law :  a wrong not arising out of a contract and implied and made actionable by praetorian edict though not previously recognized as a delictum

  2. 2 civil & Scots law :  a wrong not arising out of a contract, implied under the circumstances, and made actionable as a matter of public policy rather than on account of any deliberately wrongful conduct or intention

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Origin and Etymology of quasi delict

Late Latin quasi delictum, from Latin quasi + delictum fault — more at delict

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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