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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