ex delicto

ex delicto
ex de·lic·to /'eks-di-'lik-tō, -dā-'lēk-tō/ adj [Latin, of or by reason of a wrong]: arising from or based on a tort or delict (as a breach of duty)
the action is ex delicto compare ex contractu

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ex delicto
(ex dee-lick-toe) Latin phrase referring to something that arises out of a fault or wrong (tort), but not out of a contract.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

ex delicto
[ex dee-lick-toe]
   Latin for a reference to something that arises out of a fault or wrong, but not out of contracts. Of only academic interest today, it identified actions which were civil wrongs (torts).

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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