turpis causa

noun

tur·​pis cau·​sa
ˈtər-pis-ˈkȯ-zə, ˈtu̇r-pēs-ˈkau̇-sä
: a cause or consideration that is base or immoral and therefore not sufficient to support a contractual obligation

Word History

Etymology

Latin, immoral reason

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“Turpis causa.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/turpis%20causa. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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