trustee ex maleficio

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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