de·lict /di-'likt/ n [Latin delictum misdeed, offense, from neuter past participle of delinquere to commit (an offense), err]1 in the civil law of Louisiana: offense (2); esp: an offense other than breach of contract that creates an obligation for damages◇ Delict is the civil law equivalent of the common-law tort.2: a criminal offensede·lic·tu·al /di-'lik-chə-wəl/ adj
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
corruption, crime, delictum, dereliction of duty, duty unfulfilled, felony, injurious act, injury, malefaction, malfeasance, malversation, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misprision, neglect of duty, negligent act of injury, negligent offense, negligent wrongdoing, nonfeasance, obligation repudiated, offense, official misconduct, tort, violation, violation of a duty, wrong
associated concepts: quasi delict
crime, guilt, misdeed, offense
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A violation of the law; a tort, injury, or crime.(Latin) delictum
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
the name used for civil liability for wrongs in Roman law and in Scots law and in the law of most of the civilian legal systems, such as those of France, Germany and South Africa. It is a much more universal concept than torts but clearly much the same sort of issues are considered. Again, in civilian systems, delict is seen within the overall picture of the law of obligations.See animals, liability for, duty of care, economic loss, economic torts, fault, negligence, nuisance, occupier's liability, product liability, strict liability, tort, trespass.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
n. From the Latin delictum, an offense. A breach of criminal or civil law.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
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delict — DELÍCT, delicte, s.n. Fapt nepermis de legea penală; infracţiune de mai mică gravitate, care se sancţionează cu amendă penală sau cu închisoare corecţională. – Din lat. delictum. cf. fr. d é l i t. Trimis de RACAI, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 … … Dicționar Român
delict — Delict, Delictum. Attaint et convaincu d un delict, Manifestus delicti, Tacit. Punir les delicts, Coercere delicta suppliciis. Horat. Le delict commun, Crimen translatitium, Crimen simpliciter dictum, Criminatio translatitia. B … Thresor de la langue françoyse
Delict — De*lict , n. [L. delictum fault.] (Law) An offense or transgression against law; (Scots Law) an offense of a lesser degree; a misdemeanor. [1913 Webster] Every regulation of the civil code necessarily implies a delict in the event of its… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
delict — 1520s, from L. delictum fault, offense, crime, neut. sing. of pp. of delinquere (see DELINQUENT (Cf. delinquent)). Phrase in flagrant delict translates L. in flagrante delicto … Etymology dictionary
Delict — Delict, Vergehen, das zu Schadenersatz und in bestimmten Fällen auch zur Privatstrafe verpflichtet. Im weitern Sinn auch Verbrechen … Herders Conversations-Lexikon
delict — [di likt′] n. [L delictum, a fault < pp. of delinquere: see DELINQUENCY] Law an offense; wrong or injury … English World dictionary
Delict — In civil law, a delict is an intentional or negligent act which gives rise to a legal obligation between parties even though there has been no contract between them. Due to the large number of civil law systems in the world, it is hard to state… … Wikipedia
delict — /di likt /, n. 1. Law. a misdemeanor; offense. 2. Roman and Civil Law. a civil wrong permitting compensation. [1515 25; < L delictum a fault, n. use of neut. of delictus (ptp. of delinquere to do wrong; see DELINQUENCY), equiv. to delic fail +… … Universalium
delict — Criminal offense; tort; a wrong. In Roman law this word, taken in its most general sense, is wider in both directions than our English term tort. On the one hand, it includes those wrongful acts which, while directly affecting some individual or… … Black's law dictionary
delict — noun Etymology: Latin delictum fault, from neuter of delictus, past participle of delinquere Date: 1523 an offense against the law … New Collegiate Dictionary