ex delicto

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

Legal Definition of ex delicto

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

History and Etymology for ex delicto

Latin, of or by reason of a wrong

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“Ex delicto.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/ex%20delicto. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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