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ex delicto

adjective ex de·lic·to \ˈeks-di-ˈlik-tō, -dā-ˈlēk-tō\

Legal Definition of ex delicto

  1. :  arising from or based on a tort or delict (as a breach of duty) the action is ex delicto — compare ex contractu

Origin and Etymology of ex delicto

Latin, of or by reason of a wrong

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