ex contractu

adjective
ex con·​trac·​tu | \ ˈeks-kən-ˈtrak-tü, -tyü; -kȯn-ˈträk-tü \

Legal Definition of ex contractu

: arising from or based on a contract damages ex contractu — compare ex delicto

History and Etymology for ex contractu

Latin

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“Ex contractu.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/ex%20contractu. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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