ex delicto

adjective

ex de·​lic·​to
ˈeks-di-ˈlik-tō, -dā-ˈlēk-tō
: arising from or based on a tort or delict (as a breach of duty)
the action is ex delicto
compare ex contractu

Word History

Etymology

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 25 May. 2024.

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