trustee ex maleficio

noun
trustee ex ma·le·fi·cio | \ ˌekˌsmaləˈfikēˌō , -mäl- \
variants: or trustee ex delicto \-ˌeksdə̇ˈlik(ˌ)tō \

Definition of trustee ex maleficio 

: a person treated as a trustee because guilty of wrongdoing and compelled to account as though he were a trustee for property to which he has legal title for the benefit of those injured and equitably entitled to it

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