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ex maleficio

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

Legal Definition of ex maleficio

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

Origin and Etymology of ex maleficio

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

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capable of being understood in two ways

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