Delict meaning

dĭ-lĭkt
A wrongful act under law, such as a tort or a criminal offense.
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An offense; wrong or injury.
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From the Latin delictum, an offense. A breach of criminal or civil law.
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(civil law, Scottish law) A wrongful act, analogous to a tort in common law. [from the early 16th c.]
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(law) The branch of law dealing in delicts.
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Origin of delict

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary