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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