ex maleficio

adjective
ex mal·​e·​fic·​io | \ ˈeks-ˌma-lə-ˈfi-shē-ō, -ˌmä-le-ˈfē-kē-ō \

Legal Definition of ex maleficio

: arising from wrongdoing : created by law in response to a wrongdoing a trustee ex maleficio

History and Etymology for ex maleficio

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 24 Sep. 2021.

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