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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

: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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