ex maleficio

adjective

ex mal·​e·​fic·​io
ˈeks-ˌma-lə-ˈfi-shē-ō, -ˌmä-le-ˈfē-kē-ō
: arising from wrongdoing : created by law in response to a wrongdoing
a trustee ex maleficio

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, in the phrase obligatio ex maleficio obligation arising from a misdeed

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“Ex maleficio.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/ex%20maleficio. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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