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 offense
de·lic·tu·al /di-'lik-chə-wəl/ adj

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

I noun 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 II index crime, guilt, misdeed, offense

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A violation of the law; a tort, injury, or crime.
(Latin) delictum

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 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.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

n. From the Latin delictum, an offense. A breach of criminal or civil law.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 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

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