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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

Origin and Etymology of ex delicto

Latin, of or by reason of a wrong


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