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DELICTUM Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Lat. A delict, tort, wrong, injury, or offense. Actions ex dclicto are suchas are founded on a tort, as distinguished from actions on contract.Culpability, blameworthiness, or legal delinquency. The word occurs iu this sense inthe maxim, “In pari delicto inclior est conditio defendentis,” (which see.)A challenge of a juror propter delictum is for some crime or misdemeanor thataffects his credit and renders him infamous. 3 Bl. Comm. .”>03 ; 2 Kent, Comm. 241.


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