turpis causa

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

Legal Definition of turpis causa

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

History and Etymology for turpis causa

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 24 Sep. 2021.

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