in pari delicto

adverb
in pari de·​lic·​to | \ -di-ˈlik-tō, -dā- \

Legal Definition of in pari delicto

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in equal fault or wrong used of parties to a lawsuit

in pari delicto

noun

Legal Definition of in pari delicto (Entry 2 of 2)

: a doctrine that bars a plaintiff who has participated in wrongdoing from recovering damages for loss resulting from the wrongdoing

History and Etymology for in pari delicto

Adverb

New Latin, in like offense

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“In pari delicto.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/in%20pari%20delicto. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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