pari delicto
See: in pari delicto
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


pari delicto
=>> in pari delicto.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


pari delicto
(Latin: In equal fault.)
The doctrine, also known as in pari delicto, that provides that courts will not enforce an invalid contract and that no party can recover in an action where it is necessary to prove the existence of an illegal contract in order to make his or her case.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


pari delicto
[Latin, In equal fault.] The doctrine, also known as in pari delicto, that provides that courts will not enforce an invalid contract and that no party can recover in an action where it is necessary to prove the existence of an illegal contract in order to make his or her case.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

pari delicto
adj.
   equal fault.
   See also: in pari delicto

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • pari delicto — /paeray daliktow/ In equal fault; in a similar offense or crime; equal in guilt or in legal fault. Pari delicto doctrine rests on rule that courts will not enforce an invalid contract and that no party can recover in any action where it is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • pari delicto — In equal wrong; equally at fault. See in pari delicto …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pari delicto — equally responsible, sharing fault equally (Latin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • In pari delicto — (full, but rarely used form In pari delicto potior est conditio possidentis ) [ [http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/in pari delicto doctrine.html in pari delicto doctrine definition ] ] , Latin for in equal fault, is a legal term used… …   Wikipedia

  • in pari delicto — in pari de·lic·to 1 / di lik tō, dā / adv [New Latin, in like offense]: in equal fault or wrong used of parties to a lawsuit in pari delicto 2 n: a doctrine that bars a plaintiff who has participated in wrongdoing from recovering damages for loss …   Law dictionary

  • in pari delicto potior est conditio possidentis — where both parties are equally in the wrong, the position of the possessor is the better. Not always the law. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • in pari delicto — /in paeray daliktow/ perayV. In equal fault; equally culpable or criminal; in a case of equal fault or guilt. A person who is in pari delicto with another differs from a particeps criminis in this, that the former term always includes the latter …   Black's law dictionary

  • in pari delicto potior est conditio possidentis — [defendentis] /in psray daliktow powsh(iy)ar est kandish(iy)ow p6sadentas dafendentas/ In a case of equal or mutual fault [between two parties] the condition of the party in possession [or defending] is the better one. Where each party is equally …   Black's law dictionary

  • in pari delicto potior est conditio defendentis — in pari delicto potior est conditio possidentis [defendentis] /in psray daliktow powsh(iy)ar est kandish(iy)ow p6sadentas dafendentas/ In a case of equal or mutual fault [between two parties] the condition of the party in possession [or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in pari delicto — /in paeray daliktow/ perayV. In equal fault; equally culpable or criminal; in a case of equal fault or guilt. A person who is in pari delicto with another differs from a particeps criminis in this, that the former term always includes the latter …   Black's law dictionary

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