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Ex Delicto

Definition - What does Ex Delicto mean?

Ex delicto is a Latin term that means "from a transgression" or "from a wrong." In legal parlance, it refers to the actions that arise as a consequence of a civil wrong. It is also used to refer to the actions that arise as a consequence of a crime.

Justipedia explains Ex Delicto

Ex delicto is frequently used in situations where ex contractu doesn't apply. While ex contractu is generally used to refer to actions that arise from the breach of a contract, ex delicto refers to the actions that arise as a consequence of a tort, fault, felony, or misdemeanor. Ex delicto has lost much of its former significance and is generally used only in academic circles.

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