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

ex delicto
[ex dee-lick-toe]
adj.
   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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  • Ex delicto — Ex delicto, Latin for from a wrong or from a transgression, is a legal term that indicates a consequence of a tort, though the phrase can also refer to the consequence of a crime …   Wikipedia

  • ex delicto — /eks daliktow/ From a delict, tort, fault, crime, or malfeasance. In both the civil and the common law, obligations and causes of action are divided into two classes those arising ex contractu (out of a contract), and those ex delicto. The latter …   Black's law dictionary

  • ex delicto — /eks daliktow/ From a delict, tort, fault, crime, or malfeasance. In both the civil and the common law, obligations and causes of action are divided into two classes those arising ex contractu (out of a contract), and those ex delicto. The latter …   Black's law dictionary

  • ex delicto — From or out of a wrongful act; tortious; tortiously. See action ex delicto; chose ex delicto …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ex delicto — ˌeksdəˈlik(ˌ)tō adjective (or adverb) Etymology: Late Latin : of or by reason of a wrong : arising from a wrongful act * * * ex delicto /eks di likˈtō or dā likˈtō/ (LL) Owing to a crime …   Useful english dictionary

  • ex delicto non ex supplicio emergit infamia — /eks daliktow non eks saplish(iy)ow amarjat anfeymiya/ Infamy arises from the crime, not from the punishment …   Black's law dictionary

  • ex delicto non ex supplicio emergit infamia — /eks daliktow non eks saplish(iy)ow amarjat anfeymiya/ Infamy arises from the crime, not from the punishment …   Black's law dictionary

  • ex delicto quasi ex contractu — An action wherein there is combined a cause or ground of action for breach of a special contract with a cause or ground of action for a tort in violation of a common law duty. Nelson v Great Northern Railroad Co. 28 Mont 297, 72 P 642 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ex delicto trusts — Trusts which are created for illegal purposes, the most common of which are trusts created to prevent creditors of the settlor from collecting their claims out of the property …   Black's law dictionary

  • ex delicto trusts — Trusts which are created for illegal purposes, the most common of which are trusts created to prevent creditors of the settlor from collecting their claims out of the property …   Black's law dictionary

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