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turpis causa

noun tur·pis cau·sa \ˈtər-pis-ˈkȯ-zə, ˈtu̇r-pēs-ˈkau̇-sä\

Legal Definition of turpis causa

  1. :  a cause or consideration that is base or immoral and therefore not sufficient to support a contractual obligation

Origin and Etymology of turpis causa

Latin, immoral reason

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a brief usually trivial fact

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