Delict Definition

dĭ-lĭkt
noun
An offense; wrong or injury.
Webster's New World
A wrongful act under law, such as a tort or a criminal offense.
American Heritage
From the Latin delictum, an offense. A breach of criminal or civil law.
Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Delict

Noun

Singular:
delict
Plural:
delicts

Origin of Delict

  • From Latin delictum (“fault”), from neuter of delictus, past participle of delinquo (“to be lacking", "to fail", "to transgress”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin dēlictum from neuter past participle of dēlinquere to offend delinquent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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